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N EWS -S UNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, August 25, 2013 Volume 94/Number 102 | 75 cents www.newssun .com Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 O nline: www.newssun.com 099099401007 HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 2 PM T-storms High 93 Low 73Details, A12 Feathered friendsScrub jays are intelligent and friendly birds PAGEB10A soggy startDragons fall in swampy kickoff classic, but APand Sebring win SPORTS, B1 Business A8 Classifieds A9 Crossword PuzzleB11 Dear AbbyB11 EntertainmentB5 HoroscopeB11 Editorial & OpinionA3 Places to WorshipB8 Sudoku PuzzleB11 Index UNSUNGHEROES By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING In an effort to close t he gap between revenue and spending, H ighlands County Commissioners T hursday night sharpened their pencils a nd made a number of significant b udget cuts for the upcoming fiscal y ear. Among other things, commissioners t otally eliminated funding to the H ighlands County Industrial D evelopment Authority/Economic D evelopment Commission, decided to c ut out projected raises for county e mployees and will impose a formula t hat will cut allocations to the countys c onstitutional officers. The elimination of the money to the I DA/EDC came on a unanimous vote, w ith commission chair Jack Richie p ointing out that the countys funding f or that organization goes only to the I ndustrial Development Authority side w hile noting that the county had seen n o results from the millions of dollars p umped into the operation over nearly t hree decades. The defunding was set o nly for the upcoming fiscal year. When it came to the constitutional o fficers such as the supervisor of e lections, clerk of courts and sheriff County trims deficit Funding for EDC yanked as deficit trimmed from $6 million to $1.4 By BARRYFOSTER News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Meals on Wheels of Sebring has meals, but not enough wheels. Officials of the group say they are looking for a few good drivers. The doldrums of summer has left the organization without i ts compliment of chauffeurs to take meals to those who need them. Since the program started better than two decades ago, volunteers have delivered thousands of meals to residents in the area. It has been so succes sful, in fact, a second group that delivers meals in and around Avon Park has been started. Alot of people perceive recipients to be senior citizens but Gene Fernsler, president of the group, said there are a wide array of people who benefit from the program. Because we dont receive any government money, we dont have any federal guidelines, he said. So we have seniors, some people on disability and even some who have not been able to drive because of an accident or illness. The meals are prepared by Meals on Wheels needs wheels Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), in conjunction with the Downtown Sebring merchants, is bringing two new programs to the downtown Sebring area. First, the CRArecently purchased new audio equipment to play Sirius/XM satellite radio in Circle Park and the merchants are collectively paying monthly service fees and the royalty fees. Sirius radio provides 72 channels of commercial-free music that plays in downtown Sebring 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The genre of music changes daily to provide a variety. The merchants are funding this new program through the funds raised from the monthly events they are hosting. Second, the merchants have instituted a Late Night Thursday program referred to a s Sebring After Dark to stay ope n until 8 p.m. every Thursday night. In conjunction with that, the Sebring CRAis providing live music the first three weeks in September so that attendees can enjoy the acoustic sounds of local musician Shannon Reed while visiting Downtown Sebring. For information, visit www.DowntownSebring.org CRA plans two new programs for downtown Sebring Volunteer delivery drivers being sought By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING We started out wanting to reach young people and to be a part of a program that would teach them the safety, awareness and the morality thats involved in avoiding head injuries, said Harold Conner, founder and CEO of Mountain Top Ministries (also known as Mountain Top Productions). What Conner and the employees of Mountain Top found along the way has become an even bigger part of their story and earned the group the News-Sun Unsung Heroes Award for the month of August. After an accident in the late 1980s left Conners son, Michael, mentally disabled, Conner knew that a long road was ahead to get his son the proper treatment. Mountain Top (the name was created on a whim) was formed in 1989 out of a situation that was deemed by medical professionals hopeless, though Conner knew from the beginning Go tell it on the mountain Mountain Top about much more than taking photos Associated PressWASHINGTON Alice Long p lanned months ago to use vacation t ime to travel from Huntsville, Ala., t o the 50th anniversary events for t he March on Washington for Jobs a nd Freedom. Long, a NASAadministrative a ssistant, brought along her grandc hildren to give them a close-up v iew of African-American and civil r ights history that she said isnt b eing taught in schools. Im here supporting this march b ecause there are so many injustices i n this country, Long, 59, said on t he eve of Saturdays march from t he Lincoln Memorial to the Martin L uther King Jr. Memorial. Im v ery concerned about it because I h ave a 5-year-old grandson and a 1 3-year-old granddaughter. March focuses on continued fight for civil rights Looking back at the 1953 March on historic speech LIVING, B12 See MARCH, A4 See COUNTY, A4 See MEALS, A4 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Physical therapist Joe Heath works with Michael Conner on Thursday afternoon at Mountain Top Ministries in Sebring. Conner who is 37 years old suffered a severe head injury when he was 10 and requires constant care. See MOUNTAIN, A7
Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING Orchid Society Highlands County Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jack R. Stroup Center, 355 W. Center Ave.Guest speaker will be Paul Phelps, who will speak about how to grow orchids from seeds and whats in the water we use for orchids. There will be a show and tell of blooming plants grown by our members and light refreshments will be served after the presentation. Members and the public are invited to attend the meeting. Contact the societys president, Cindy Barber, at 307-2300. Highway Park council to meetLAKE PLACID The Highway Park Neighborhood Preservation & Enhancement District Councilwill meet at 8 p.m. Monday at New Life Assembly Church. The address is 114 Cloverland St. (Highway Park). The public is welcome to attend.Church sponsors night at museumSEBRING The Alliance Church of Sebring will sponsor a fun evening at the Childrens Museum of the Highlands from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Families that would like to visit the museum will have their admission covered by the church that evening. Steve Hagen, pastor of Alliance Church, said, Our Church is delighted to be able to offer this to the families in our community. We hope that they will take this opportunity to come, play, and enjoy their evening at the Childrens Museum. Contact Hagen at 3821343 or the Childrens Museum at 385-5437.Spotlight shines on SerafinoSEBRING Featured reader at Sundays Scribes Night Out, set for 6 p.m. at Brewsters Coffee House, is Avon Park resident Sunny Serafino, reading from her latest novel, Finding Amy. She describes the book as, a mothers search for her missing daughter, a search that leads her on a chase through three states, sinister characters and fals e leads before finding the heart-wrenching truth and a surprising love. In 2011, Finding Amy won the Book of the Year Award from the Florida WritersAssociation and took first place in the FWAs Womens Fiction category. Scribes Night Out also offers local writers pubPage A2 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; social security above lottery; 0 0 0 3 1 3 9 0 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; general below lottery; 0 0 0 3 1 5 2 0 This weeks question: Should the City of Sebring be willing to take a loss on the sale of Harder Hall in order to get the property off its books? Yes 87.1% No 12.9% Total votes: 255 www.newssun .comPoll open through Friday. 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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comAVON PARK Jonathan Remick, 26, is running for the city council against incumbent Parke Sutherland. Remick works at his familys business, Avon Park Gunsmoke, at 917 W. Main St. He has been there for three years. The gun store, he said, has a coffee pot and chairs and is a place where people hang out to discuss the issues of the day. Avariety of people come in from all the (towns) communities, Remick said. Ive kept an ear out and listened since Ive been here. I didnt chose to run for myself, I just kept hearing over and over that there needed to be change, change, change definitely heard that people are not happy. I had someone come in who said if youre not a part of city hall or the council you cant get something done. I kind of saw a need, and thought I should be a catalyst. Remick emphasized his campaign is not about accusations. Im not faulting the city; there just needs to be change. Im not blaming anyone on the council. This isnt an issue of who voted for or against. My main concern, he said, is the lack of transparency. This is 100 percent a small town. I wouldnt expect all the secrecy. Normally in a place this small you cant keep anything secret. Remick wants to revisit the issue of reasonable notice for city council meetings. He feels the public should have at least seven daysnotice about an upcoming agenda. He especially wants to get citizens more involved. He would like to see the newly instituted public poll on the towns website expanded. Right now an individual can only indicate for or against a particular question. Remick wants the public to be able to express itsviews, provide feed back, ask questions and suggest ideas. The poll has to be expanded, something to get communication going. Not everybody can get to meetings to express their concerns. We need a direct (line) to city hall and the council. He also thinks holding informal town meetings, like County Commissioner Don Elwell, is a useful idea. This way people dont have to feel intimidated by the official government process, he said. Remick urges citizens to vote. On the local level, votes count more than they do in national elections. One vote out of 200 carries a lot more weight the one out of millions. He added, Voters should pick people because of their ideas, not because of the (political) party they belong to. I dont think politics should be like football; its not about teams. Remick was born in Clewiston, moved with his family to Lake Placid where he was home schooled while in high school. At that same time, he took part in many activities at Lake Placid High School. Graduating from Full Sail University in Orlando, Remick has a bachelors degree in film, and a masters degree in business with a focus on marketing. As to the future, he plans to remain in Florida and hopes one day to start a micro-brewery. I like Avon Park, he said. Its so central and surrounded by big cities. It is a great hub to distribute from. I have no political ambitions. I am not doing this as a career. Its just my way to help. Im not so far up in the clouds that I think I can walk in and make everybody happy, he said. But Id like to try. Jonathan Remick Avon Park city council candidateIm not so far up in the clouds that I think I can walk in and make everybody happy, but Id like to try. Remick wants to bring change to AP council Community Briefs Next question: Do you think Florida residents have become complacent about the dangers of a possible hurricane strike? Continued on A5 News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE W ith the idea of a special s ession on self-defense l aws having been quickly d ispensed of last week and n o education officials l eaving, the capital began t o drift back into its norm al summer mode: little n ews and more chatter a bout the next election. In this case, most of the e lections are still more t han a year away, though v oting in former Rep. M ike Fasanos Pasco C ounty district will get u nderway in a couple w eeks. Meanwhile, the D emocratsfirst attempt at a statewide candidate in t he 2014 campaign i mploded under the weight o f his formerly mismana ged finances. And Jim Greers name o nce again popped into the n ews, providing a r eminder that the former R epublican Party of F lorida chairmans former d eeds loom over former G ov. Charlie Crists e xpected run for his old j ob, this time as a D emocrat. Perhaps preparing for t hat challenge, Gov. Rick S cott vocally promoted a s et of issues that would h elp him with the conserv ative wing of his party, w ith Treasure Coast resid ents and potentially with m oderate voters who will d ecide whether he or Crist i s living in the Governors M ansion come the summ er of 2015. Braswell out If there was one sent ence that Florida D emocratic Party C hairwoman Allison Tant m ight like to take back f rom her time leading the F DP, it was probably one c ontained in an Aug. 15 p ress release about Allie B raswells candidacy for c hief financial officer. I am thrilled that Allie B raswell is running for F loridas CFO, because h es exactly the kind of l eader we need in T allahassee, she gushed. Four days later, B raswell the head of t he Central Florida Urban L eague was out of the r ace. His abrupt departure M onday followed reports i n The Florida TimesU nion that Braswell had f iled for bankruptcy in O rlando in 2008, after h aving done so twice in S outh Carolina in the 1 990s, though he said the s econd filing in South C arolina was related to the f irst. I have, at times, faced c hallenges in life that have n ot met with the outcomes I have desired, Braswell s aid. I take full responsib ility for my actions, and a pologize to my supporte rs. ...Running statewide i s a daunting challenge for a ny candidate; as a politic al outsider, I have now l earned that I underestim ated how my campaign w ould affect those I care a bout most. Republicans could hardl y contain their glee, sett ing up a page to list eight t hings that lasted longer t han Braswells campaign Kim Kardashians marr iage topping the list c omplete with animated w eb pictures and humor. To back a candidate in c harge of Floridas f inances without vetting t hat candidates handling Dem drops out, Greer drops back in See BRASWELL, A4
During the Circle Park l andscape restoration in 2 010, for example, the counc il spent hours debating what k inds of trees, shrubs and g rass should be planted. Monday night, the counc ilors were at it again a lthough in fairness it was t he citys purchasing departm ent manager who set them o ff. The issue was the annual b id for electrical service to t he city. Power Up Electric offered t he lowest bid, $35 an hour. E lectric Unlimiteds was $1 a n hour more. That would seem to be s traightforward choice, e xcept the purchasing direct or told the council a cont racted firm is supposed to be w ithin two miles of Sebring. P ower Up Electric is located in Sun N Lake. The director said, I drove the segment; by way of road, it is two and a half miles. This set off a lengthy debate leading to the decision to re-bid the electrical contract and clarify the distance requirement. Time was spent, for example, on how to measure two and a half miles by the road, or as the crow flies. One of the coucilors said, The way I drive may be a totally different route ... so we want the two miles driving from a radius or a point from their business to any edge of the city limits. It is true that councilors are basically volunteers. If they want to spend an entire evening arguing among themselves about details, that is probably their right. The problem, however, is their hair-splitting discussions affect everyone else, and often waste time, while adding to the expense of government witness the rebidding of what should be a routine contract. The inefficiency is bad enough, but other less appropriate issues are often added into the mix. For example, one of the city councilors said Unlimited Electric has worked with the city for 15 years. About Power Up Electric, he said, these guys have no experience at all and is going to cost us a lot more money for a dollar an hour. Our first question is, how does he know that? Our second question is, what does prior work with the city have to do with the bid? Our third question is, how is favoring the second lowest bidder over the lowest bidder in any way fair? In fact, the result is quite the opposite. Picking and choosing based on personal opinion smacks of cronyism exactly the quiet background corruption that gives local governments a bad name. As the city attorney said, it might be very difficult for anybody else to ever win a bid, and that would make the council a weak link. TODAYSEDITORIAL 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE WATSONExt. email@example.comMITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com Editorial & Opinion www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page A3 Lets face it head on Highlands County has changed from the past. The past is over. We have in this retirement county thousands of children and families, and a multitude of churches for these families to hear the word of God. Among many churches you have activities and programs created for the community, but sometimes there is a problem and it is the responsibility of the church to investigate and educate the member on Gods word. There was a time when few people would even consider suing a church. Those days are gone. Thousands of churches are sued every year in the United States, usually by their own members. Losing a lawsuit can result in devastating damages awards. Yet even when a church wins in court, it usually pays an enormous price in terms of legal fees, lost time and energy, distraction from ministry and congregational dissension over the underlying causes of the conflict. Litigation against churches is the result of many factors. The First Amendment has never made the church immune to being sued. This amendment provides only limited protection to religious bodies. It gives us the freedom to believe what we want, but it does not give us the freedom to take any and all action that we want. Therefore, courts do not allow churches or their leaders to hide behind the constitution to escape liability for harmful acts, even if those acts are religiously motivated, and of course the injury to the member must be considered in every case. Money has become a major factor in church litigation aside from the church itself. For example, about 50 years ago, actions involving church discipline were usually filed to seek reinstatement of membership. Today they generally involve tort actions seeking large sums of money for invasion of privacy and the intentional infliction of emotional distress, not to forget the line of injury. As large financial awards against churches receive front-page coverage, more people are tempted to see lawsuits against churches on account of an accident to a loved one or a child unsupervised, as a way to make a point. Many professing Christians prize individualism and independence more than they do responsibility and accountability. As a result, they are easily offended if their church attempts to correct unbiblical behavior. As many churches discover, it doesnt take much for that offense to turn into the kind of anger that triggers a lawsuit. Churches are often shocked to discover that they can be sued even when they sincerely believe they have done nothing wrong. And once an action is filed, they cannot simply say the complaint is unjustified and then ignore it. If the church does not respond with a full defense, it will lose automatically by default judgment and be subject to financial damages. Some churches today think and believe that they cannot be sued because they feel the members who attend have full responsibility of any actions or accidents with injuries upon themselves, making the church immune to lawsuits. That is not true! Too many churches ignore the concerns of parents when their child is bullied in the church by another member that resul ts in injury. Their ignorance will cost the church plenty of money, and for the victim it will cost them noting. Churches are likewise dismayed to learn that it often costs plaintiffs little money to sue them. Many cases against churches are taken by attorneys on a contingency fee basis. This means that the plaintiff pays no attorney fees unless he or she wins the case. Thus, with very little upfront investment, plaintiffs can have a shot at wi nning a huge financial award. Since their attorne ys typically receive 30 perce nt or more of the award, they are highly motivated to obtain the largest recovery possible from the church of their mishaps involving injury to their members. The direct legal cost of defending against even a simple lawsuit is rarely under $50,000 and costs can easily climb into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Achurchs legal defense costs are not paid on a contingency basis, bu t on a set hourly rate. Every time you talk with your attorney, the clock is ticking and your bill is increasing. Even if your church wins the lawsuit, it usually does not recover even a dime of its legal costs. Thus, even legal victories come at a high cost. When a church loses such a lawsuit, awards for actual damages can easily exceed $100,000. Punitive damages awards can be even higher, climbing into the millions of dollars. I do not understand how some churches believe that they cannot be sued, so they continue as if nothing is wrong, or if a member gets injured or bullied so what. This is a fair warning to all churches who claim they are immune from lawsuits, just like taxes I have three words for you forget about it. Think again, and do the right thing for your church mem bers, and if you have children in your church, prote ct them from harm in your church. You must have a set of rules in the church for participating members when it comes to activities, and you must enforce these rules in compliance with Jesus Christs way of life. To all churches, today you have been educated o n the possibility of attending a court hearing for any mishaps occurring at your church. I hope all of you so-called pastors and churches appreciate my message today, and if you dont, learn to be appreciative. I know God appreciates my message. I hope you do too. God bless and protect our families and children from harms way in our churches. Do the right thing for your flock. God is watching. Amen. Ralph Colon has been a Sebring resident for 20 years. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Can a church be sued? Guest Column Ralph Colon In general, I try to be a n ice person. I dont kick my d og, even when he pees all o ver the kitchen floor. I s trive to be polite to those a round me, even when they a re not. I even try to rememb er to use my turn signals w hen I drive. I even try to be nice to p hone solicitors, people who s eem to rank somewhere b etween tax collectors and b ill collectors on some peop les lists. I do have some s ympathy for these men and w omen cold calling people, p artly because a long time a go I was a part of their r anks. Yes, I admit it. When I w as young, foolish, and n eeded a job I worked for t he photo studio of a departm ent store, calling people w hod given us their phone n umbers and trying to get t hem in to get their pictures t aken. I held the job long e nough to figure out that this c areer wasnt the best use of m y gifts and left it for g reener pastures. So I understand that some p eople might be driven to t ake on such work. Because o f that, I dont simply hang up on them unless they consistently roll over my repeated No, thank you with their script. I do break into their spiel as soon as possible to let them know Im not interested, but thats so were not wasting each others time. Now, I do hang up on automated phone calls. This is not rude. Its a machine and as far as I know it has no feelings to hurt. Life is too short to be tied up on the phone with a computer trying to sell me a credit card. Or whatever its pushing. And yes, I do know about the Do Not Call list. I thought we were on it, but maybe we fell off. Or maybe these callers have found a work around. Either way, I wind up getting several of these calls a week. Like I said, when I get them I try to be nice. However, I have recently received a couple of calls which sent nice out the window. Which provoked me into some rather sharp words with another human being. Who managed this? Scammers. The particular scam these callers have been running is this: they call you claiming to be from Microsoft Tech Support and tell you either that your computer has errors on it or that they have some nice free program for you. All they need is remote access to your computer and maybe your credit card number Heres a tip: Microsoft Technical Support never calls you unasked. And when anyone you dont know (and maybe a few people you DO know) ask for access to your computer you should run very fast. Because they are probably up to no good. One of these scammers got my mother-in-law on the phone and told her that her computer was sending out false messages. It troubled her (she knows very little about computers) but she had the presence of mind to say that the computer person of the house (me) wasnt home, please call back. That got me mad. No one messes with my family. So when the scammer called back I let him have it. I didnt let him get into his spiel. I called him a scammer and a liar. And I hung up. The guy had the temerity to call back and deny it all. At this point I had no patience. I reiterated my accusations and told him the conversation was over. One of his friends called a few days later, trying the same scam. He didnt last long on my phone. Now, I havent given up being nice to people. Even if they arent nice to me. And overall I plan to aim for politeness and courtesy in the future. But phone scammers beware. I am not going to be messed with. When it comes to your schemes, nice stops here. Stay away. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. The nice stops here, scammers Lauras Look Laura Ware Nit-picking not an efficient way to govern T here are many good things to say about Sebrings government and city council. As it happens, howe ver, today we point out a weak link: T he councils habit of micro-managing t he administration.
Marchers began arriving e arly Saturday to gather on t he National Mall, many staki ng out their spots as the sun r ose in a clear sky over the C apitol. The NAACPpassed o ut signs reminiscent of the 1 963 event expressing reas ons for the march five d ecades later: We March To P rotect Voting Rights, proc laimed one of the placards. Organizers have planned f or about 100,000 people to p articipate in the event, w hich is the precursor to the a ctual anniversary of the A ug. 28, 1963, march. It will b e led by the Rev. Al S harpton and Kings son M artin Luther King III. After s everal speeches, participants w ill walk the half-mile from t he Lincoln Memorial to the 2 -year-old memorial. On the day of the annivers ary, President Barack O bama will speak from the s teps of the Lincoln M emorial, the same place K ing stood when he delive red his I Have a Dream s peech. Obama will be joined b y former Presidents Bill C linton and Jimmy Carter. C hurches and groups have b een asked to ring bells at 3 p.m. Wednesday, marking the exact time King spoke. On Friday, a coalition of black leaders issued what they said is the 21st century agenda for the nation as it marks the watershed civil rights event that helped bring about the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The 1963 march drew some 250,000 to the National Mall and ushered in the idea of massive, nonviolent demonstrations. The leaders named economic parity, equity in education, voting rights, health care access and criminal justice reform as national policy priorities. National Urban League President Marc Morial said the agenda was by no means a complete agenda but one that can strengthen the unity among the coalitions members and a way to go forward in a new civil rights movement. Throughout the buildup to the anniversary march, leaders have been acknowledging and honoring civil rights progress spurred by the 1963 march. But they also have bemoaned what they see as an attack on that progress since King delivered his stirring speech. Page A4 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 0 LAKEVIEW PHARMACY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 2 of 15; 0 0 0 3 1 8 4 3 Continued from A1 c ommissioner Jim Brooks r emarked the county had very little wiggle room. C ommissioner Don Elwell t hen unveiled a formula of t ailored reductions allowing f or a 1 percent raise using a b ase year as a template. We want a comparable y ear. For the supervisor of e lections, for instance, that w ould be 2009-10 when they h ad off-year elections, he s aid. For the sheriff, that w ould be this past year. Highlands County Clerk o f Courts Bob Germaine p ointed out his information t echnology department had t aken over operations for s everal other offices, includi ng the county. After making a llowances for those prog rams, Germaine agreed to g o along with the plan. As long as everybody e lse is on board with it, we c an make it work, he said. In an effort to get to a zero net gain for the count y, commissioners cut prop osed raises for their staff f or a $169,000 savings. Elwell pointed out that e ach dollar saved also had t he added effect of reducing t he amount needed for the s o-called rainy day fund b ecause as cuts were made it b ecame increasingly more efficient to run the county in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Although county staff has not yet completed a final tabulation for the specific numbers, it appears the county has reduced a $6 million gap between revenue and spending to about $1.4 million. Apotential millage increase to 8.3 mills has been greatly reduced, with a maximum millage increase now sitting at about 7.5 mils or so, said Elwell The session began with Highlands County Senior Manager of the Office of Management and Budget Tim Mechling making a detailed presentation outlining previous cuts made by the board, then bringing back items for discussion that had previously been heard by the board. One item that has escaped the knife to date was recreation funding to the cities. Reductions over the years have seen the county move from a formula that saw nearly half the municipalitiesrecreation budgets reimbursed now down to a simple $110,000 across-theboard payment to each of the three municipalities. Commissioners briefly looked at cutting even that money. In the end, the recreation reimbursement remained in the budget. However, commissioners vowed during the upcoming year to look into the possibility of establishing a municipal service taxing unit or other such vehicle to underwrite both passive recreation as well as for-purpose sports facilities in the county. One suggestion that was not acted upon was the notion of stopping work on Phase III of the Sebring Parkway. Resident and former commission candidate Chester Downing put forward the idea, noting that there already are three routes from Sebring to Avon Park and saying a fourth, in his opinion, was not a priority at this time. The issue of the budget is not yet over. Staff members were instructed to bring back additional information for next Tuesdays monthly nighttime session that will be held at the county commission chambers beginning at 5 p.m. Continued from A1 C hef Mack Gentleman at the P alms of Sebring. Drivers p ick them up, put them in c oolers, and take them on a r oute. It usually takes an hour o r so to do a route, Fernsler s aid. The longest route we h ave right now is 33 miles; t hat is absolutely the l ongest. The routes go as far north a s Crystal Lake and as far s outh as Buttonwood Bay. Not everybody gets a meal e very day. Some are on T uesday and Thursday s chedules, while others are d elivered Mondays, W ednesdays and Fridays. T here are no weekend delive ries. Drivers are provided with m aps as well as printed i nstructions for their routes s o they know exactly where t o go and how to get there. S ome regularly scheduled drivers make a loop beginning at their homes, deliver the meals and end up at their own houses. We have one lady who has her own coolers. She brings those with her, loads them up, runs her route and just heads hack to the house, Fernsler said. We have a lot of couples that run the routes together. One drives and the other acts as a navigator so its a lot easier that way, said Ron Lane of Positive Medical Transport. Lane, a member of the Meals on Wheels board, has pressed one of his off-duty Positive Medical Transport ambulances into service to run routes in an effort to help bridge the gap and fill in the shortage of delivery personnel. He suggested there might be other businesses that might want to have one of their vehicles run the midday routes. Both he and Fernsler said there might be some churches, clubs or other organizations that might want to sponsor some drivers to help with the effort. We have one church that donates $100 a month to us, Fernsler said. In the case of for-profit businesses, there also may be tax write-off opportunities for those who donate the use of their employees and vehicles to participate in the program. Not every driver delivers every day. We like to try and space it so nobody gets burned out, Fernsler said. But I can tell you we need help on Thursdays and Fridays. Those who wish to find out more or participate in the program can call Meals on Wheels at 402-1818. Continued from A1 of his personal finances shows either a high level of incompetence or a new level of desperation for Allison Tant, said RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry. Democrats, meanwhile, tried to quickly put the mess behind them. We advised Mr. Braswell to slow down so he could better prepare, party spokesman Joshua Karp said. He was very eager to announce, and its clear now he was unprepared for mounting this kind of campaign. Democrats appeared to be having better luck in a special election for House District 36, the Pasco County seat that Fasano vacated to take the county tax collector position. The seat is the only one in GOPfriendly Pasco where Democrats outnumber Republicans in voter registration. Amanda Murphy, a Raymond James vice president, announced that she would run for the seat as a Democrat in the Oct. 15 race. Democrats worked to unite behind Murphy while Republicans faced a threeway primary between Bill Gunter, James Mathieu and Jeromy Harding.Greer back inDespite serving an 18month prison sentence for money laundering and theft, former RPOF Chairman Jim Greer cant seem to stay out of the news. On Monday, The News Service of Florida reported that Greer tried to get a gambling regulator fired in 2009, two days before the veteran state worker was to resign, according to court records. At the time, Greer who was hand-picked for the RPOF post by Crist was party chairman and getting paid $7,500 a month by the owner of the Mardi Gras Casino in Broward County to be a consultant for entertainment and hospitality regulatory issues. Greer later pleaded guilty to the money laundering and theft charges in connection with a scheme in which he created a company and then steered party business to it. But the latest revelations come from a case involving the quest for a quarter-horse permit near Homestead, which could open the door for more slot machines in South Florida. The company Greer was working for was one of the three loudest voices opposing South Florida quarter-horse permits, according to Florida Administrative Law Judge R. Bruce McKibben. McKibben in an Aug. 6 recommended order said the Department of Business and Professional Regulation didnt do anything wrong by denying a permit to Ft. Myers Real Estate Holdings, a company trying to get the permit for the venue in Florida City, near Homestead. The permit, if issued, would allow a card room and possibly slot machines. But the court documents and interviews with the players reveal a marked sh ift in the states handling of permits after Chuck Drago, Greers close friend and godfather of his oldest son, became secretary of the agency and after long-time DBPR Division of PariMutuel Wagering Director Dave Roberts was ousted. Within a week after Gree r demanded that Roberts be fired, Drago ordered deputy secretary Scott Ross to terminate the regulator, Ross testified in the case. Drago denies being asked by Greer to get rid of Roberts, targeted by South Florida tracks angry over t he quarterhorse permits and other issues. Continued from A2 County trims spending Elwell Local Meals on Wheels in need of volunteer drivers March anniversary marked Braswell drops out, but Greer is jumping back in MC T Jim Greer, left, ousted former Florida GOP chairman, with his attorney Damon Chase, enters a surprise guilty plea to five criminal charges in an Orange County courtroom on Feb. 11.
Associated PressDAYTONABEACH G ov. Rick Scott stopped by t he Daytona Beach B oardwalk to christen a n ew roller coaster but d eclined to take a ride. Scott attended the official o pening of the Sand Blaster o n Friday. When asked if he w anted to try it out, Scott who was wearing a dress shirt and tie said maybe next time. The Daytona Beach NewsJournal r eports that the roller coaste r actually started carrying r iders Aug. 2, after getting a pproval from state inspect ors. The coasters owners b ought the 40-year-old, 85f oot-tall ride from a closed a musement park in D elaware at the beginning o f 2012. Co-owner Ed K ennedy says the ride will run year-round and should be sturdy enough to withstand any hurricanes. SANFORD (AP) The leader of a veteranscharity that prosecutors say was a $300 million gambling operation entered a no-contest plea to running an illegally lottery on Friday, a decision that will allow him to skip prison time but likely will make him a star witness at the trials of dozens of defendants still facing criminal charges. Jerry Bass, the national commander of Allied Veterans of the World, entered a no-contest plea to two counts of operating an illegal lottery. Bass may testify as a witness for the prosecution and defense during the trial of other defendants, which is set to start next month, said his attorney, Charles Hobbs. Bass had faced more than 200 charges including running an illegal lottery, money laundering and possessing slot machines. This allows him the opportunity to move forward with his life, Hobbs said. Its important for him to move forward and not have to deal with the specter of an eight-week trial. Another defendant, John Hessong, was given the opportunity to enter a pretrial diversion program. Bass and Hessong were the latest of the 57 Allied Veterans defendants to reach some kind of agreement with prosecutors. Allied Veteransformer commander, Johnny Duncan, last week pleaded no contest to one count of money laundering and four counts of maintaining an illegal lottery. He will be sentenced to probation at a later date. The fact that prosecutors have reached deals with defendants is evidence that theyre retreating from their case, said Mitchell Stone, an attorney for Kelly Mathis, a Jacksonville attorney whom prosecutors describe as Allied Veteransmastermind. Stone asked a judge on Friday to drop the charges against Mathis, saying Mathis was only doing his job as a lawyer by giving legal advice to Allied Veteransaffiliates. lished or not, fiction or nonfiction and just listeners a chance to step up to the podium for the Open Mike portion of the evening to read briefly from their own works. SNO is open to the public and admission is free. Serving as moderator for the event is local writer James Gulledge. Brewsters, just south of the Home Depot, will be selling refreshments. Call Art Lefkowitz at 385-1554.Whats Up meeting to be TuesdaySEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency will host its monthly Whats Up Downtown Sebring? meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Legacy Bicycles (2812 Kenilworth Blvd). The city of Sebrings Public Works Department will provide a presentation on the citys ongoing beautification and improvement efforts. These monthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings, held the last Tuesday of every month (except December) at 5:30 p.m., are open to the public. The meetings are to discuss events and happenings within the Downtown Sebring area.Anyone interested in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend.Shrine Club offers BuncoAVON PARK The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Cost is $4 per person. Phone 382-4111 for more information.TraumaticBrain InjuryGroup meetsSEBRING New Beginnings, a support group for people dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, will be meeting to start the season with a special gettogether at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the office of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave. Guest speaker is Belinda Wright, CNA/HHA, Sunshine ambassador with ACE Homecare. She will demonstrate Music in Motion. Born in Sebring, Wright started working in the health field in 1992 as a private aide. She started working as a home health aide in 1995, and has worked in the hospital and nursing home environment. She has been with Ace Homecare from the day their doors open up as a supervisor of the private division. She has also worked as the wellness coordinator, in community outreach, on the marketing team and in the Music in Motion program with exercise, dancing, and physical activity. The Music in Motion program could be a life changing experience not only for the elderly, but for anyone with mobility and balance issues. Joining Wright will be Carol Kelly, MSEd., RN, also from ACE Homecare. Kelly has been with ACE Homecare for 6.5 years as an RN supervisor of the private services, telemonitor nurse, educator, and currently working with community outreach. She has a special interest in wellness, healthy lifestyle, music, dance, and exercise. Refreshments will be served. The goal of the group is to create a positive, supportive setting and experience in which the traumatic brain injured person can address physiosocial and adjustment issues related to their injury. Patient fellowship, self-improvement, education and social activities will be stressed. The group will be meeting every first Thursday of the month through May 2014. Guest speakers and special outings will also be planned. The group is sponsored by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. For other information call Deanna Pieretti at 385-1196, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL33872.On FaceBook look for Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization.Events planned at posts, lodgesAVON PARK American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Naomi from 4-7 p.m. and the monthly Birthday Bash today. Karaoke by KJ from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Shrimp basket dinner is served from 4-6 p.m. Friday, with music by Steve Baker. Queen of Hearts is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 453-4553. VFW9853 Mens and Ladies Auxiliary will host a barbecue rib dinner on Friday. Barbecue ribs, potato salad, baked beans, fresh baked roll and dessert will be served for $8 from 5-7 p.m. Entertainment will be Tom McGannon. Members and their guests are welcome. Call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 Riders will serve a chicken dinner from 5-7 p.m. today, followed by entertainment with Alan from 5-8 p.m. Lou and Connie will entertain from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. A ribs dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. Friday, followed by entertainment with Big Freddie from 6-9 p.m. Call 465-0975. VFWPost 3880 will host Game Nite at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Apulled pork dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for $6. Lou & Connie will provide the entertainment. Call 6995444. Moose Lodge 2374 will have music by Bama Jam Karaoke on Wednesday, by Frank E on Thursday and Friday. Moose Riders dinner served Saturday. Music by Pressure Point. Call 4650131. American Legion Post 25 will host a fabulous Rib Night on Friday. On the menu will be ribs and sides served from 5-7 p.m. Music from 6-9 p.m. providfed by Alan, who gives great classics from the s and s. Call 465-0975. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke with BilDi from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Pizza will be available. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Wacky Wednesday meal includes Philly cheese steak for $6.50. Dance only for $3. Music by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday buffet includes Swiss steak for $1 0. Dance only for $3. Music b y Buddy Canova from 6:309:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. Moose Lodge 2259 will have music by Buddy Followell from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Pete Ruano at 7 p.m. Friday. Luau night is set for Saturday with music by Frank E. at 7 p.m. Call 6553920. HORACE E. AND FLORETTAE. RYAN Horace E. Ryan, 82, and Floretta E. Ryan, 78, both o f Lake Placid, went home t o be with the Lord on T hursday, Aug. 22, 2013 a nd Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2 013 respectively. Horace was an Air Force V eteran and retired after 25 y ears with MNCPPC. Floretta retired after 22 y ears of service with the A gricultural Department at t he University of M aryland. They are survived by t heir children Mary Lynn ( Kevin) Warnick, C harlestown, W.V.; Barbara E (Thomas) Ott, Ranson, W .V.; James E. (Tina) R yan, Ranson, W.V.; B everly E. (Donald) E ngstrom, Hagerstown, M d.; Pamela E. (Nicholas) E ddy, Leesburg, Ga.; Horaces sister, Mary E. Carrick and Florettas sister Geraldine W. Royer; 10 grandchildren, including one yet to be born and 10 great grandchildren, including one yet to be born. They were preceded in death by son Henry Ricky E. Ryan and Horaces brother, George H. Ryan. The beloved husband and wife of 57 years will be laid to rest together on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 with services at 1 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida (863) 385-0125 stephensonnelsonfh.com www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page A5 CENTRAL FLORIDA CASKET STORE &; 1.736"; 6"; Black; obit page august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 8 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; rt hand read top after school; 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 6 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; vets ad obit page; 0 0 0 3 1 7 6 7 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Continued from A2 CARLR. MOHR Carl R. Mohr, 95, of Sebring, FLpassed away August 20, 2 013. Carl was born in B oston, MA, a vete ran of the U.S. N avy serving during W orld War II. He w as a life member o f the D.A.V. Post 1 6 and V.F.W. Post 1 944, both in B oston. Carl retired a s a clerk with the U.S. P ostal Service and moved t o Sebring in 1988 from C alifornia. He attended St. C atherine Catholic Church a nd was preceded in death by the love of his life, Mary T. Palmer, who was his traveling companion. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. Visitation 30 minutes prior. Military Honor, 11 a.m at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park. Donations are requested to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA: Donation Processing Center, 7 Mill Brook Rd, Wilton, N.H. 03086. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. TERRYWARD Terry Lewis Ward, 55, of A von Park, passed away p eacefully with his family b y his side on Aug. 22, 2 013. Terry was born in C olumbia, S.C. on Aug. 18, 1 958 to Lewis Wade Ward ( deceased) and Lillie S immons Ward of S outhport, N.C. Terry was preceded in d eath by his brother D ouglas Wayne Ward of W ilmington, N.C., and is s urvived by his wife, Judy W ard of the home; daught er, Courtney Ward and f ianc David Tyler of W estbranch, Mich., brother R oger Ward of Loris, S.C.,. t hree sisters: Deborah and h usband Lloyd Grainger of W ilmington, N.C., Pamela a nd her husband James R owsey of Southport, N.C., and Elizabeth and husband Robert Molovnia of Zebulon, N.C., lots of nieces and nephews and one grandchild on the way. Terry loved to share the word of our Lord by handing out his gospel coins. He had a wonderful sense of humor and would lend a hand to anyone in need. He loved singing to his wife Judy and telling stories of his enormous family always brought him the most joy. He will be missed by so many. Services will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church in Avon Park on Monday, Aug. 26, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family is asking any donations be mailed to Judy Ward at 534 W. Circle St. Avon Park, FL 33825. Obituaries Mohr Community Briefs Allied Veterans commander pleads no contest Scott christens roller coaster but doesnt ride Scott
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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page A7 BROWN, JEN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, buy 3 get 1 free; 0 0 0 3 1 6 3 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 8/25/13 p/u; 0 0 0 3 1 8 5 2 Heartland Workforce; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 3 1 8 8 2 t hat his sons situation was o pening the door for somet hing far greater. The overall goal for MTis t o provide Michael with the h ighest quality of life as best t hey can, Conner stated. MT w as created to become an e ntity that can provide for M ichael even after Conner a nd Michaels mother have p assed. The other part of our m inistry is to be involved in t he community as much as w e can, Conner said. Mountain Top has quickly b ecome a very recognizable c orporation in Highlands C ounty. Though many who a rent thoroughly familiar w ith the corporation may o nly see the very tip of the i ceberg, Mountain Top uses i ts employees to do more t han take photos of events in t he community. By being involved with d ifferent youth organizations, w e had a chance to touch p eoples lives. Doesnt matt er what color or religion you a re, said Conner. Im not c oncerned with whether a p erson is a believer or not. W e are literally about maki ng a cycle and teaching peop le the model and the walk o f the Lord. I can work with p eople from any faith or no f aith. With just shy of a dozen e mployees, MThas its hand i n several local organizations a nd entities helping out howe ver they are needed. The Highlands County B oys and Girls Club is one o f the groups that Mountain T op has a passion for helpi ng. Boys and Girls Club Board T reasurer Dawn Balsamo has b een with the organization f or nearly the exact amount o f time that Mountain Top h as been volunteering and h elping out there. Its been about four years t hat theyve been a part of t he Boys and Girls Club. B ud Phagan arrived here a round the same time I did. H es currently the board p resident and he just does so m uch for these kids and for t he club itself, Balsamo s aid. From co-coordinating the a nnual Back To School Bash e ach August to picking up g arbage in the parking lot, M ountain Tops Phagan is 1 00 percent devoted to the c hildren in what just so happ ens to be a minority comm unity. I had the opportunity to g o to Africa and South A merica when I was in the s ervice, said Conner. At t he time I really didnt want t o go so I prayed about it and t alked to God about it. So G od said OK, you dont w ant to go to the blacks and H ispanics, then Ill bring the b lacks and Hispanics to y ou, Conner said with a l augh. Through his years, Conner h as been able to find likeminded individuals to do the tasks that many try to avoid. Buds work in the service helps. He knows how to do what hes asked and he does it well. He helps where help is needed, said Conner. Theres never an event where he isnt capturing it making sure its forever engraved in the minds of these children. Bud does most of the major ITwork at the center, he purchased from his own pocket a cash register for the Emporium when it first opened. All the kids love him. Hes like Santa Claus, said Balsamo. I wouldnt say they have changed really since Mountain Top got here, but its more like wed wonder what was missing if they ever left us. Mountain Top has provided services for various other entities throughout Highlands County including: local 4H groups, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Champion for Children Foundation, the Florida Sportsmens Association, the Miss Highlands County, Sebring, Lake Placid and Avon Park pageants, Relay for Life, Rotary and countless other organizations. I've met few people so humble, yet so committed, to the overall goal of Rotary, which is simply service above self, said David Annett, president of Sebring Rotary. Bud and Harold at Mountain Top are big supporters of the various Rotary Clubs in our county. They quietly circulate among us during our fundraisers, with the goal of providing memorable photos of the efforts of Rotary to help meet the needs of our community. The organization continues its longtime advocacy for Michael and other non-medical remedial care patients. Mountain Top has grown into an entity that is constantly spreading awareness and supporting the broken, orphaned, less fortunate, needy and widowed. Harold, Bud, Derek, Joe, Chris, Mary, Eric, Steve, Lena, Kelly and John (along with volunteers) have invested their time and energy into not only the big wigs but also to those who may be unable to return the favor. This is exhilarating and exhausting but its also all been very, very humbling for me, said Conner. But as its been said, if you are so blessed to do for a living what you love, then do one for you and do one for someone else, too. Continued from A1 Katara Simmons/News-Sun Harold Ajax Conner talks about his ministry Mountain Top on Thursday in Sebring. The ministry was founded after Harolds son Michael (background) was hit by a car as a 10-year-old. Mountain Top lends helping hands to many in community Unsung Heroes award sponsored by the heroes at Agero. Katara Simmons/News-Sun Bud Phagan, right, of Mountain Top Ministries, shoots a picture Saturday morning of Boys and Girls Club treasurer Dawn Balsamo (from left), Sebring Mayor George Hensley, child advocate Nancy Hensley and Boys and Girls Club CEO Woodraun Wright during the clubs grand opening at their newly relocated thrift shop The Emporium in Sebring. Phagan is the new chairman of the board for the Boys and Girls Club. The Emporium is at 248 Pomegranate Ave. in Sebring.
Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Youve g ot the idea. Now you need t o know how get on your w ay. Starting Your Business i s a class that teaches just t hat. From how to determine f easibility and legal structure t o the type of license you w ill need, this class covers a ll the essentials that will h elp you get started. Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. It will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at South Florida State College Corporate and Community Education Room T24. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information. Page A8 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 4 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; august ads; 0 0 0 3 1 4 7 7 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 6"; Black; 8/18,25; 0 0 0 3 1 7 6 0 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Apps are c onsidered the New I nternet, said Jeanny C ampbell, Broker-agent at R E/MAX Realty Plus, a 34y ear veteran in the real e state business. An app is a v ery common term for a w eb-based application, that c an be downloaded cheaply o r even free for mobile d evices, which allows you to a ccess information easily a nd quickly. Ninety-one percent of all p eople have their mobile h omes within arms reach 24 h ours a day seven days a w eek. According to an ABI r esearch survey of U.S. cons umers, respondents who s aid they had downloaded a r etailer-branded app said 4 5.8 percent had visited the f acility more often, 40.4 perc ent bought more products a nd services, 71 percent of s martphone users found it u seful to download mobile a pps to their phones, 35.8 p ercent told a friend. This is powerful, respected advertising at no additional cost to the consumer, Campbell said. Of those who have downloaded apps, nearly 2 in 3 said they use their apps daily, 1 in 4 use their apps more than 30 minutes per day. Between 2010 and 2011 there was a 91 percent increase in time users spent on apps. The average smartphone user currently has about 41 apps downloaded on their smartphone. The study shows that 81 percent of mobile phones will be smartphones by 2015. Being the first one in the area, Campbell designed her own app a few months ago and she encourages other Realtors to consider this new technology as a service for their buyers, sellers and even other Realtors who dont want their own app. By downloading the Jeanny Campbell app, buyers, sellers and Realtors are able to look up listings by criteria, address or MLS numbers, can call, e-mail or access her website. Abuyer or seller can even upload pictures to her app. While showing a home to a couple who wanted to make a lower offer, by using the mortgage calculator on my app, I was able to quickly show them the difference in their monthly payment and encouraged them to make a higher offer; the deal was done buyers are sellers are happy, and Campbell says thats the name of the game. Campbells number one commitment to this business is to give outrageous customer service and to meet and exceed customers expectations. Anyone encouraged to learn more about apps can contact Jeanny Campbell at RE/MAX Realty Plus located at 809 US 27 S., Sebring and can be reached via her app Jeanny Campbell or by phone 381-1848. Real estate agent introduces mobile app to Highlands County Business Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID E ffective Sept. 1, there will b e a new structure for the G reater Lake Placid C hamber of Commerce B oard of Directors. Eileen May, chamber e xecutive director, a nnounced Vicki Spires will r eturn as president of the b oard. Spires works at Mid F lorida Credit Union as b ranch manager of the Lake P lacid and South Sebring o ffices. Heather Harshman, a ccounts receivable manager a t Delray Plants, will serve a s vice president. Niki G regor, assistant vice presid ent and residential loan m anager at Heartland National Bank, will served as secretary. Mary Basso, owner/publisher of Coffee News of F.L.A., will serve as treasurer. Kim Miller, office manager of Happiness Farms, will serve as executive committee director. Michelle Keim, marketing and admissions director at Lake Placid Health Care, will be a new director joining the board. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cheryl Brantley, Broker/Owner, Brantley Properties and Michael Noel, financial associate, Thrivent Financial, who have successfully served their term of office on the board. We thank them for their commitment to the chamber, May said. The Chamber Membership Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center, 2665 Placid View Drive. State Senator Bill Galvano will be the guest speaker.State Representative Cary Pigman will share some of experiences from his recent deployment in Kuwait. Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person. RSVPthe chamber on or before Sept. 6 to email@example.com or call 465-4331. Luncheon is open to chamber members and their guests only. New board to serve LP chamber membership Starting Your Business seminar set for Wednesday at SFSC Special to the News-SunLAKELAND Sandy S wanson has joined the A ARPFoundation Senior C ommunity Service E mployment Program as the p roject director for the L akeland office, which cove rs Highlands, Desoto, Hardee and Polk counties. Swanson was the executive director of We Care of Polk County for 13 years, and Part H community liaison/ombudsman for the Early Intervention Program for Handicapped Infants and Toddlers for several years. Swanson joins AARP in Lakeland Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MC T People react outside the Equality California offices in West Hollywood, Calif., to the ruling by U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 that the sponsors of Californias controversial Proposition 8 did not have the legal standing to appeal a 2010 ruling against the measure, a procedural act that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California but avoided a nationwide decision. By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman. Although there have been suits against wedding industry businesses that refuse to serve gay couples, attorneys promoting the bylaw changes say they dont know of any lawsuits against churches. Critics say the changes are unnecessary, but some churches fear that its only a matter of time before one of them is sued. I thought marriage was always between one man and one woman, but the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision said no, said Gregory S. Erwin, an attorney for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, an association of Southern Baptist churches and one several groups advising churches to change their bylaws. I think its better to be prepared because the law is changing. America is changing. Kevin Snider is an attorney with the Pacific Justice Institute, a nonprofit legal defense group that specializes in conservative Christian issues. His organization released a model marriage policy a few years ago in response to a statewide gay marriage fight in California. Snider said some religious leaders have been threatened with lawsuits for declining to perform samesex wedding ceremonies. Dean Inserra, head pastor of the 1,000-member City Church Tallahassee, said he does not want to be alarmist, but his church is looking into how best to address the issue. Inserra said he already has had to say no to gay friends who wanted him to perform a wedding ceremony. We have some gay couples that attend our church. What happens when they ask us to do their wedding? Inserra said. What happens when we say no? Is it going to be treated like a civil rights thing? Critics, including some gay Christian leaders, argu e that the changes amount to a solution looking for a problem. They seem to be under the impression that there i s this huge movement with the goal of forcing them to perform ceremonies that violate their freedom of religion, said Justin Lee, executive director of the Gay Christian Network, a nonprofit that provides su pport for gay Christians and their friends and families and encourages churches to be more welcoming. If anyone tried to force a church to perform a ceremony against their will, I would be the first person to stand up in that churchs defense. Churches changing bylaws after gay marriage ruling
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013Page A9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC13-539 SEC. IN RE: ONE PARCEL OF VACANT LAND SITUATED IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. FRANCIS LANG, Petitioner, v. GREG PESETSKY, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GREG PESETSKY, ADDRESS UNKNOWN, ALL PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST GREG PESETSKY, AND ALL PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lots 9 and 10 in Block 8, of Replat of Holiday Lake Estates, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 22, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. PARCEL ID# C-08-35-31-031-0080-0090 and C-08-35-31-031-0080-0100. has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Christopher A. Desrochers, Esq., the Petitioner's attorney, whose address is 2504 Ave. GNW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 on or before 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 15th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk August 25; September 1, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2013-CA-000506 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP., CSAB MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4; Plainitff, vs. CARLOS HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS HERNANDEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHOA RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISSES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; CLERK OF THE COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS HERNANDEZ Last Known Address 2119-2121 MELADY AVE SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 13, BLOCK 1, ALTAMONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 2119-2121 MELADY AVE., SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Cree k Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before September 24, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 15th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k CASE NO.: 28-2013-CA-000506 Our File Number: 10-08798 August 25; September 1, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2012-CA-001147 Division JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. KATHLEEN A. JAHNKE, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SALLY E. REEDY CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOW ADDRESS 5555 HARRELS NURSERY RD LAKELAND, FL 33812 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 854, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 240 RAIL AVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Alxander J. Marqua of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before September 17, 2013, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 7, 2013. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) 320400-1013347/dsb August 18, 25, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000719 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS TRUSTEE FOR CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1; Plainitff, vs. MARILYN HARDER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARILYN HARDER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHOA RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISSES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): MARILYN HARDER Last Known Address 2290 LAKEVIEW DRIVE SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARILYN HARDER Last Known Address 2290 LAKEVIEW DRIVE SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 6, BLOCK 99, ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2290 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before September 25, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 14th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000719 Our File Number: 12-05293 August 25; September 1, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000600GCAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN ESTATE OF WILLIAM O. TIELERT, DECEASED, et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM O. TIELERT, DECEASED. whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 543, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before September 10, 2013 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 8th day of August, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK 13-01216 August 18, 25, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-001006-GC BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, Vs. SUSAN SMELTZER A/K/A SUSAN A. SMELTZER; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT/OCCUPANT(S) N/K/A ASTLEY COX, JR. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on September 12, 2013, the following described property: LOT 586, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION ``B'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3008 Valerie Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on August 12, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Of Court (COURT SEAL) MJU#12030713 August 18, 25, 2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001194GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF, VS. HAROLD L. JETMORE, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 18, 2013, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on October 15, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 3, BLOCK 1, CIRCLE TERRACE SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 1, 2 AND 6 OF LAKE VERONA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: AUGUST 13, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. File #09-003141-FST August 25; September 1, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001705-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DEBRA ROSE SIMON A/K/A DEBRA R. SIMON; SEBASTIAN F. SIMON A/K/A SEBASTIAN FABIAN SIMON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA ROSE SIMON A/K/A DEBRA R. SIMON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 12, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 14, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1425 Ivy Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, on September 12, 2013, at eleven o'clock a.m. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 12th day of August, 2013. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Court Administration Office at (863) 534-4690. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. August 18, 25, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001705-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DEBRA ROSE SIMON A/K/A DEBRA R. SIMON; SEBASTIAN F. SIMON A/K/A SEBASTIAN FABIAN SIMON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA ROSE SIMON A/K/A DEBRA R. SIMON; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 12, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 14, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1425 Ivy Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, on September 12, 2013, at eleven o'clock a.m. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. 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Page A10News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013www.newssun.co m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-344 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ZITA J. MEIER a.k.a. ZITA JEAN KELLEY MEIER a.k.a. ZITA JAN KELLEY MEIER a.k.a. ZITA JEAN MEIER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ZITA J. MEIER a.k.a. ZITA JEAN KELLEY MEIER a.k.a. ZITA JAN KELLEY MEIER a.k.a. ZITA JEAN MEIER, deceased, whose date of death was June 12, 2013, and whose social security number is X XX-XX-7091, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-339 IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE C. LIND, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is June 9, 2013. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 18, 2013. Personal Representative: THOMAS R. PARKER 212 Sportsman Ave. Sebring, FL 33875 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com August 18, 25, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-328 IN RE: The Estate of: MARY ELLEN CRAFT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary Ellen Craft, deceased, whose date of death was March 14, 2013, and the last four digits of whose social security number is 2732, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 18, 2013. /s/ John Edward Craft, Personal Representative P.O. Box 8 Alva, Florida 33920 GREEN SCHOENFELD & KYLE LLP A ttorneys at Law A ttorneys for Personal Representative 1380 Royal Palm Square Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida 33919 (239) 936-7200 BY: /s/ Bruce D. Green BRUCE D. GREEN, ESQUIRE For the Firm Florida Bar No. 260533 August 18, 25, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 13-347 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF A WILDA B. BAEZ a/k/a AWILDA BAEZ Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Awilda B. Baez a/k/a Awilda Baez, deceased, whose date of death was July 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 25, 2013. Personal Representative: E. Mark Breed III 325 North Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representatve 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 By: /s/ E Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 33870 August 25; September 1, 2013 1050LegalsDUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00026404
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013Page A11 CHRYSLER CONCORDE1999. V-6, 4 door. 62K mi. Clean, cold Air. Very good cond. $4250. Call 863-414-3589. 9am 6pm. 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesSEBRING -MULTI-FAMILY. Furn., misc., household, lots of Christmas much of which are Avon items, also Avon Red Ruby dishes, etc., etc. Aug. 24 & 25, 7am-3pm. Everything must go! 4625 Higson Ave., off Lakewood. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEELS 14"for Trailers 2 for $75. obo 863-471-2021 TV STANDBlack with 2 Doors. $20. SOLD! NEW RELOADINGDie Sets 7MM Rem, Mag, 7MM WSM, 270 WSM. $75. (will separate) 863-414-1900 NEW RELOADINGDie Set Lee 300 Win. Mag. $25. 863-414-1900 MEN'S DEPENDSS/M & L/XL 8 packages. $40. ( will separate @ 50 cents ea. pkg.) 863-471-2021 GEORGE FOREMANGRILL Counter Top. $10. 863-382-9022 COMPUTER DESK Wooden w/Hutch. $25. Cash. 863-443-6470. COFFEE MAKEREmpire Supreme, model 2042, 18 cup Stainless steel. $15. 863-382-9022 BISSELL FEATHERLIGHTFloor & Tile Electric Sweeper. $5. 863-382-9022 BABY CRIB* CHILDLINE Excellent Condition! Ivory color, Includes all Linens (Comforter, Bumper pads & Sheets) $75. 863-382-8084 or 863-381-1467 7310Bargain BuysFOR SALE:Clarinet, $150. Phone 385-6331, cell 381-6511. 7260MusicalMerchandise 7000 Merchandise SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled living, dining, kit., bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator w/ water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets or Smokers. 863-835-0061 SEBRING 3BR(Possible 4 BR), 1BA., Large Fenced Yard. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr. $700 Mo., Terms Negotiable. 863-446-1861 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING LAKEJOSEPHINE 3/1, carport, work shop, CHA, washer/dryer. $500/mo. Call 863-699-1567 LAKE PLACED2 BR, 1BA, Lake Istokpoga privileges, C/H/A, Screen room. Country setting on 3 lots. Seasonal/ Short Term/ Yearly. Call 863-699-0045 6250Furnished HousesBEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING2BR/1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping. $595/mo. 863-381-1861 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR, 1BA, on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $400/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING CUTE2/1 DUPLEX, Screen porch, tile floors, W/D hook-up. Near Mall. Most Pets OK. 1928 Theodore. $550/mo. + $300 sec.RENTED!!!! SEBRING MOVE IN READY 2BR, 1BA, Tile floors, Washer/Dryer hook up, CHA, No smoke/pets. Near Schools. Queen Palm Ave. $500 per mo. + $400 sec. Call 863-655-0982 SEBRING 2/1 Newly remodeled, $425/mo. + sec. dep. 1646 Penny Ave. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING ORANGEBlossom Estates Unit 10 PB6-PG51 Lot 11 Block 4. $6500. obo. Estate Sale! Call 317-670-9228 4220Lots for SaleSEBRING KENILWORTHBLVD. Zoned C-1. 3224 sq. ft. Building. Good parking. Asking $95,500. By Appt. Only. email: OBFSBO@aol.com 4160Commercial Prop.For Sale SEBRING 2/1Villa, 3018 Spinks Rd. $535/mo. $600 Security. No Pets. Call 863-385-3101 AVON PARK2/1 Single Story Villa, 1,000 sq. ft. All appliances stay. New Roof & A/C. $44,500. Negotiable Call 813-404-6131 4120Villas & CondosFor Sale 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial WANTED FIELDREPRESENTATIVE'S to join the Oldest Auction Firm in Florida. Need Motivated team members to seek out inventories, estates, liquidations etc. firstname.lastname@example.org 863-640-6890 RETREAD TIRESales Rep: full time position sell tires to current and new customers; 5 years experience in retread tire recapping sales. College Degree or combination of college and experience. Assigned annual sales objectives; directly manages Tire sales within Florida; prepare major customers analysis target markets; track leads; work trade shows; identify alternative distribution opportunities; visit and educate customers; conduct scrap tire analysis, understand tire maintenance programs, weekly call reports and cold calling; must possess a valid FL driver's license; must pass background check; location: Avon Park. $40,000 base + commission. E-mail resumes to email@example.com POSITIONS AVAILABLE Spring Lake Improvement District The District is seeking qualified individuals for the positions of: District Mechanic; Drainage/Field Maintenance; and Parks and Facilities. Full benefits are offered upon eligibility. The positions are available immediately. Applications and job descriptions are available at the District Office or on our website at www.springlakefl.com Send or bring your resume and salary requirements to: Spring Lake Improvement District 115 Spring Lake Blvd. Sebring, Florida 33876 2100Help Wanted TOWN OFLAKE PLACID HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUEST FOR RESUMES FOR THE POSITION OF TOWN CLERK Town Population: 2,127 Opening Date/Time: August 22, 2013 Closing Date/Time: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Submit to: Resumes for the position of Town Clerk Phil Williams, Town Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org Town of Lake Placid 311 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 The Town of Lake Placid is accepting resumes from qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of Town Clerk. The position is a responsible position which is answers to the Lake Placid Town Council, the Mayor and the Town Administrator. The proposed salary range will be $35,000 $55,000, dependent on qualifications, plus benefits of health insurance, sick leave, vacation and state retirement paid in full at this time by the town. The Town Clerk must have the following minimum qualifications: Associates Degree or a combination of college work which demonstrates accountability, organizational skills, communication skills and potential to develop within a responsible government environment. *Certification as Municipal Clerk or Municipal Clerk experience is preferred but not required. *Must have background favorable to a position of trust. Must be a Florida Notary Public or become one within ninety (90) days after hire. Must possess a valid drivers licenses required for the operation of vehicles and a dependable mode of transportation. Must have computer skills to perform essential job functions using Microsoft Word, Excel, web base, Quickbooks experience desirable. Must have knowledge of legal advertising requirements, election laws and procedures, ability to understand and interpret state and local laws or have ability and commitment to learn same. The functions of the Town Clerk include, but are not limited to the following: Serves as Official Clerk to the Town Council and to various Boards throughout the Town, fulfilling the public records requirements as established by statute. Attends all official meetings, records proceedings and prepares minutes of all meetings. Supervises and manages the Towns municipal and special elections. Maintains up-to-date Town Code, Ordinance, Resolutions, Policies and Procedures as adopted by the Town Council. Publishes legal notices for all public hearings before the Council and various Boards. Administers oath of office to employees, Town officials and board members having enforcement or regulatory powers Provides information of public record to citizens on request. Performs such other duties as are assigned by the Town Administrator, Mayor and Town Council. Copies of the full job description will be on the towns website after August 26, 2013. The town is looking to fill the position by October 1, 2013. THE RENAISSANCEDAY SPA 10 South Main Ave. Lake Placid is Seeking a licensed Massage Therapist. Accepting resumes Tues. Fri. 9 5. SEBRING NOWHIRING Clerical/Administration. We are currently looking for an individual who is dependable, organized, self motivated and possesses great communication skills. Must be proficient in Word & Excel and Computer Literate. Duties include: office work, answering phones, filing, data entry & invoicing. Fax resumes Attn: Liz 863-382-1206 or Email: email@example.com PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Prefer certified, but will train right person with phlebotomy experience. Excellent benefits. Fax resumes to (863) 382-9242 Attn: Peggy or call (863) 382-9443 P/T -Now accepting applications for Swimming Pool Technicians, Outside work. Exper. helpful but not necessary. Will Train. Must be self motivated and have good driving record. Drug Free Work Place. Pool Paradise. 863-382-7728 Leave Message LOCAL DRIVERWANTED F/T for Parcel Delivery must have at least 1 year of verifiable driving experience (within the last 3 yrs. immediately preceding the date of hire). Must have experience in a 14,000 GWR to 26,000 GWR van or truck. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass background and drug screening, must be able to lift 70lbs., be dependable and 21 yrs. or older. Send resume or go to Heartland Workforce. HANGIN TOUGHCONSTRUCTION Seeking licensed Drywall Finisher. Call Smokey @ 863-441-5634 Lic # HC01814. ESOL COORDINATOR(FT) Open until filled. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for detailed position posting. 863-784-7132 EA/EO C.N.A. COORDINATOR Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a new position available for a FT C.N.A. Coordinator. The candidate must have five plus years experience in long term care, must be accurate and be able to multi-task. Please apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP. AVON PARKLooking for FT. Warehouse & Delivery to work Tues. Sat. Apply in person at Main Store located at 2900 US. 27 S. 863-402-1688. ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK Royal Care is expanding its Rehab Team. Come and be part of an experienced and dynamic Rehab team! We have FT, PT, and PRN positions available for Physical Therapist, and Physical Therapist Assistants, SNF experience a plus. Competitive salaries, benefits and flexible schedules. Contact Maria Perez, HR Directors at 863.453.6674. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsSchool District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200.00. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Marlene Welborn), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY By: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary August 25, 2013 1050Legals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.14 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to amend Rule 5.14, Homeless Students at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to set forth guidelines for homeless students in the District. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: A new paragraph shall be added as follows: II. Definitions, A. Homeless Child, 6. C. Certified Homeless Youth A minor, homeless child or youth, including an unaccompanied youth, who has been certified as homeless or unaccompanied by a school district homeless liaison, the director of an emergency shelter program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or designee, or the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program funded by the U.S. Department of Health. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41, 1001.42, and 1003.21, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the NOTICE OF LIEN SALE/DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE ACT, THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS, LOCATED AT FIRST SECURITY SELF STORAGE, 1866 S. WILBURN DRIVE, AVON PARK, FL 33825, WILL BE DISPOSED/SOLD ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 AT 10:00 AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED: UNIT NUMBERS AND NAMES ARE AS FOLLOWS: B049 Willie Boatwright E041 Ivonne Rivera/Battista C017 Bonnie Gagnon E046 William Dale Carroll DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN. MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS UNDER FLORIDA LAW. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. August 25; September 1, 2013 ployment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $150. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendent's office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Marlene Welborn), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary August 25, 2013 1050Legals NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 2.70 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board of Highlands County is developing an amendment to Rule 2.70, Prohibiting Discrimination, Including Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to modify the policy pursuant to recent legislative guidelines. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: I. Policy Against Discrimination: A. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subj ected to discrimination, except as provided by law, under any education program or activity; in any employment conditions or practices conducted by The School Board of Highlands County; or with respect to equal access to school facilities. B. The School Board shall comply with all state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination and are designed to protect the civil rights of applicants, employees, students, or other persons or organizations protected by applicable law, e.g., Boy Scouts of America or other Title 36 Youth Groups. The specific legal authority includes Sections 120.54, 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, emaddress of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 25, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Ruth O. Cornwell 944 W. Lake Damon Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 A von Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 August 25; September 1, 2013 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00031849DAWN DELL 1X5 AD # 00031853 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031438 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00031439
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By DAVID DEGENARO News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was b ooming Friday night for t he Sebring Blue Streak s quad, as they faced M ulberry High School in S ebrings preseason K ickoff Classic. It has been said that what y ou put into something is w hat you will get out of it. All of the work this S ebring team has put into t heir preseason workouts r eally showed on Friday as S ebring stomped the visiti ng Panthers 55-7. Firemens Field was f illed of excited fans hopi ng for a great start to a y ear that had followed a s eason of disappointment. And oh, did the Steaks s tart off with a bang. The cannon that fires off e very time there is a Blue S treak point had its fair s hare of work as Sebring s cored early and often. I think we scored as m any tonight as we did all l ast season, head coach L aVaar Scott said afterward. Its a good way to start. Sebring started their scoring while still on defense as a forced fumble was picked up by Jarvis Bridges and returned 36 yards for a touchdown. Though the extra point attempt failed, Sebring still had a 6-0 lead with 5:30 left in the first quarter. Mulberry would then return a kickoff and then pull ahead of the Streaks 76. Sebring came right back into it as the next play involved a Ladante Harris 85-yard kickoff return and By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comSEBRING Looking to g et back on the winning t rack after Tuesdays preseas on opening loss to Lake P lacid, the Avon Park voll eyball squad found their h ands full with an improving a nd feisty Frostproof squad T hursday. But in the end, the Lady D evils came together and t ook a 3-1 win to take the c onsolation match of the S ebring Preseason T ournament. We showed what were c apable of, head coach S hane Wirries said. But we a lso showed we need to be m entally tougher. There w ere times where someone w ould make a mistake, and t hen be too hesitant to make a nother one, and then make o ne because of that. There wasnt too much p roblem with that as Avon P ark broke out of a tight, o pening contest with key s cores from Aaliya Eastburn, H arley Hutzinger and M arina Torres for a 25-15 w in. But the Bulldogs came out g rowling in the second set, f ighting their way to 6-2 and 10-3 leads. The Devils then caught fire, scoring nine in a row to reclaim the lead at 12-10. They would extend the lead to 18-13, and still seemed in control at 20-16. But the mistakes would start to pile up, some forced by the Bulldogs, and the lead soon evaportated with Frostproof scoring nine of the final 10 points to claim the 25-21 lead and even up the match. And what then showed as the stark example of what this Devil squad can do, one had to look no further than the next set a 25-4 runaway win. I congratualated them after that game, Wirries said. And then I told them shame on you for the game before. Then again, the Bulldogs were none too pleased with the outcome either. Avon Park carried the momentum of the win into the early going of the fourth set, charging out to a 7-1 lead, but Frostproof climbed back into it and tied it up at 10. S PORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, August 25, 2013 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Jordan Hinkle was sure excited about her Blue Streaks win over Lake Placid Thursday in the Sebring Preseason Tournament. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Aaliya Eastburn floats toward the net for a tip attempt in Avon Parks win over Frostproof Thursday night. Devils tame feisty Bulldogs See AP, Page B3 By BRITTANYWHITTINGTONNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING With the results of Tuesdays match, it ended up coming down to the county rivalry of Sebring and Lake Placid on Thursday night. As usual, these two teams came to impress and there was no disappointment. The Blue Streak gym was jam-packed with fans from both schools; even the Blue Streak varsity football team joined and formed a tunnel for their fellow athletes to run out of. The coin was tossed and Lake Placid would start serving. The Lady Dragons were off to a fire start and had a comfortable 7-0 lead on the Lady Streaks, until Sebrings head coach Venessa Sinness called a timeout to try and gain momentum. Back into play, the Dragons scored four more consecutive points and brought their cushioned lead up higher to 11-0. At this point it seemed as though this was going to be a quick sweep and Lake Placid was going to go home with an easy victory. Finally, Sebrings Hannah Gotsch had a kill to put the Streaks on the scoreboard. Sebring senior Hinkle we nt back to serve and served an ace adding another point to the scoreboard. The momentum was slowly starting to shift from the claws of the Dragons into the Blue Streaks strike. The Lady Blue Streaks were slowly creeping their way back up closer to Lake Placids lead, getting as close as 15-20, but the Green Dragons offense was penetrating Sebrings defense at the net forcing Sinness to ca ll another timeout trailing 2315. Atip by Lake Placids Joanna Sanchez finished the set with a Lady Dragon vicLady Streaks topple Dragons See SEBRING, Page B4 Dan Hoehne/News-S un Running back Nick Tuason finds the footing a bit treacherous, as did everyone else, on this carry early in Lake Placids Kickoff Classic contest against Okeechobee Friday night. Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Giovanni Jenkins makes his cut upfield on his way to the capping score in Sebrings 55-7 win over Mulberry Friday at Firemens Field. By HANNAH WALLER News-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID It was a mud bath on Scarborough Field Friday evening when the Lake Placid Dragons and the Okeechobee Brahmans battled it out in the Kickoff Classic game. Aheavy storm before the game practically turned the field into a lake and a downpour during the second half only added to the already wet, slippery environment. The game still went on, with the Brahmans ending ahead, 8-0, but the Dragons fighting till the very end. The junior varsity players of both teams played the first quarter of the game for practice. Though their score didnt count, it didnt stop Lake Placids JVfootball players from bringing it all to the field. Prentiss Legree put Lake Placid on the scoreboard when he ran a 70-yard touchdown, and Markie McCray got an interception halfway through the quarter, giving Lake Placid another touchdown opportunity if n ot for a penalty. Dragons slowed by Brahmans, rain See LP, Page B4 Blue Streaks start out on right foot See STREAKS, Page B4 By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgFirst it was delayed, then c ut short, as rains and l ightning surrounded the L akeland area Friday night t o put a damper into the K ickoff Classic matchup b etween Avon Park and T enoroc. But when they did have t heir short time on the f ield, the visiting Red D evils gave a nice glimpse i nto what the season may h old as first-year head c oach Wade Jacksons s quad got the better of the T itans, 13-0, in the debut o f their own new coach, M ichael Burns. With the defenses holding steady for most of the first quarter, Avon Park got the ball near the end of the period and began to march. Nine plays later, and just into the second quarter, Mason Jahna bulled in from two yards out and Brooks Whiddens extra point kick made it a 7-0 game. After the defense forced another change of possession, the Devil offense made shorter work of it this time, needing only three plays to get it into the end zone. It was nearly a mere two plays, as Christian Suarez broke free at the 48 and seemed headed toward paydirt before being hauled down just short of the end zone. Suarez finished it himself on the next play, punching it in from the one and staking the 130 lead. But soon after, the threatening weather that had delayed the start, provided an early end as nearby lightning forced officials to cancel the rest of the proceedings. Still, it was a nice look at a tight defense and a ball-control offense that also has the weapons to make big plays. Which Avon Park looks to carry over into Fridays season opener, a tough task on the road at Frostproof. The Bulldogs also saw their Classic game halted due to lightning at halftime, with the Bulldogs trailing Bartow 14-7. Red Devils give sneak peek
YMCA SoccerSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAis currently taking registrations for Fall Youth Soccer ages 3-14. Questions please call 382-9622.STR8 UP seeks helpLAKE PLACID As STR8 UPYouth Ministry in Lake Placid celebrates its one-year anniversary as a ministry, they are looking for ways to enhance their programs in order to maintain and challenge the influx of teenagers that enter the ministry. The youth currently play basketball on the back parking lot area and have long since outgrown it. They need the challenge of a full court and higher goals. William E. Lewis and Associates have donated the NBA-style fiberglass goals. Bevis Construction and Concrete has once again partnered with the program to provide the labor for this considerable project. STR8 UPis seeking to raise $7,500 for 80 yards of concrete. STR8 UPis asking for donations towards the goal one quarter of a yard of concrete is $25, half a yard is $50, and one yard of concrete is $100. All donations are welcome. Please make checks payable to STR8 UPYouth Ministry P.O. Box 654 Lake Placid, FL33862 or PayPal can be used from their website www.str8up.org.Excel Volleyball ClinicsAVON PARK South Florida State Volleyball coach Kim Crawford will be offering four clinics for beginner/intermediate boys and girls interested in learning fundamental volleyball skills, loco-motor movements, eye/hand coordination and team building skills. Each clinic will meet one day for two hours, with a cost of $50 per clinic. The clinics will meet in the Panther Gym at SFSC on Saturdays Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5 and 12, from 9-11 a.m. each day. The clinic is perfect for middle-school athletes preparing for the school season. Private, specialized training sessions with Coach Crawford will be available immediately following each clinic, from 11 a.m.-Noon, at $20 per athlete. For more information, contact Crawford at (863) 385-2377, or at email@example.com .Coz Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID Cozs Youth Bowling League of Lake Placid, for ages 7 and up, starts itsnew season on Saturday, Aug. 24. New Bowlers are welcome with a $25 sign-up fee which includes a shirt. Bowling is Saturday mornings through Dec. 21, starting at 9 a.m. each day. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. Pee Wees, ages 3-6, are also welcome and special rates apply. All Youth League bowlers are eligible for reduced rate open bowling (some restrictions apply) and free bowling with instruction on Fridays from 4:30-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. Come out for instruction and a good time. Call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897 for more information.KOC Golf TourneyAVON PARK Knights of Columbu s Avon Park Council 14717 will host the 58th annual State Golf Tourney on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 a t Sun N Lake Golf Club. For further details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-7702, or email email@example.com or call 4712134.Champions Club GolfAVON PARK The inaugural Avon Park Champions Club golf tournament will be held at Golf Hammock Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 14, with an 8 a.m. tee time. This fundraiser will benefit the academic and athletic programs for Avon Park youth and will be limited to the fir st 100 paid entrants. Entry Fee is $60 per person for the four-person scramble event. The entry fee covers: golf, cart, refreshments on the course, Deluxe plaques to flight winners, contests, a mulligan, and chicken and ribs dinner in the clubhouse. Acorporate fee of $275 per team wil l enter four golfers and a tee sign for your business. Tee sign sponsorship is $50. Checks payable to Avon Park Champions Club should be mailed to: Champions Club, 24 South Verona Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825 prior to the Wednesday, Sept. 11, entry deadline. Please include names and handicaps of players and if a corporate sponsor supply logo for the tee sign. You may request an entry form from Chet Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the coach at 863-712-3524.Golf FORE HomesSEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents the 2013 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday Sept. 21, at the Country Club of Sebring The event benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four-person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes a complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks and beverages on the course and lunch and award s following play. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and a chance to win a new vehicle is being sponsorted by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $260 per team, or $300 f or team and hole sponsorship. Download entry form at www.habitathighlands.org. Contact Habitat for Humanity at 3857156 for additional information, or email team information to email@example.com.September Elks GolfThe Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing has been cancelled as our normal date is Labor Day and on ly a few teams have signed up. The next monthly tournament will be Monday, Oct. 7, at Golf Hammock. AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay7353.579 Boston 7555.577 Baltimore6958.5434.5 New York6860.5316 Toronto5772.44217.5 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit 7553.586 Cleveland6959.5396 Kansas City6463.50410.5 Minnesota5770.44917.5 Chicago5275.40922.5 West Division WLPctGB Texas 7553.586 Oakland7156.5593.5 Seattle 5968.46515.5 Los Angeles5671.44118.5 Houston4285.33132.5 ___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 3 Minnesota 7, Detroit 6 Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 3, 12 innings Fridays Games Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1 Baltimore 9, Oakland 7 Detroit 6, N.Y. Mets 1 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Texas 11, Chicago White Sox 5 Houston 12, Toronto 4 Washington 11, Kansas City 10 L.A. Dodgers 2, Boston 0 L.A. Angels 2, Seattle 0 Saturdays Games Boston at L.A. Dodgers, late Detroit at N.Y. Mets, late Oakland at Baltimore, late Minnesota at Cleveland, late N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, late Texas at Chicago White Sox, late Toronto at Houston, late Washington at Kansas City, late L.A. Angels at Seattle, late Sundays Games Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-10) at Cleveland (Kazmir 7-6), 1:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 9-7) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 9-8), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Gray 1-1) at Baltimore (Feldman 3-3), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 7-4) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-2), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Garza 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-10), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 9-7) at Houston (Keuchel 5-7), 2:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 8-11) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-7), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 7-7) at Seattle (Harang 5-10), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 8:05 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta 7751.602 Washington6464.50013 New York5868.46018 Philadelphia5870.45319 Miami 4879.37828.5 Central Division WLPctGB Pittsburgh7652.594 St. Louis7553.5861 Cincinnati7356.5663.5 Milwaukee5672.43820 Chicago5474.42222 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles7652.594 Arizona 6562.51210.5 Colorado6070.46217 San Diego5870.45318 San Francisco5672.43820 ___ Thursdays Games Cincinnati 2, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, Miami 0 Washington 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 13 innings Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4 St. Louis 6, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 10, San Francisco 5 Fridays Games Philadelphia 4, Arizona 3 Colorado 3, Miami 2 Detroit 6, N.Y. Mets 1 Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 4 Washington 11, Kansas City 10 St. Louis 3, Atlanta 1 L.A. Dodgers 2, Boston 0 San Diego 8, Chicago Cubs 6 Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 1 Saturdays Games Boston at L.A. Dodgers, late Detroit at N.Y. Mets, late Arizona at Philadelphia, late Colorado at Miami, late Milwaukee at Cincinnati, late Washington at Kansas City, late Atlanta at St. Louis, late Chicago Cubs at San Diego, late Pittsburgh at San Francisco, late Sundays Games Colorado (J.De La Rosa 13-6) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-4), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 9-7) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 9-8), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 5-4) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 6-3), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 13-3) at Philadelphia (Cloyd 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Haren 8-11) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-7), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 12-5) at St. Louis (Lynn 13-7), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 6-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-4), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-3) at San Diego (Cashner 8-8), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 8:05 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo2001.0006436 New England210.6676583 N.Y. Jets110.5005439 Miami120.3336451 South WLTPctPFPA Houston2001.0005130 Indianapolis110.5004056 Jacksonville020.0001664 Tennessee020.0004049 North WLTPctPFPA Cincinnati2001.0006129 Cleveland2001.0005125 Baltimore210.6679873 Pittsburgh020.0002642 West WLTPctPFPA Denver110.5002046 Oakland120.3336579 Kansas City020.0002632 San Diego020.0003864NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington2001.0004634 N.Y. Giants110.5003033 Philadelphia110.5003640 Dallas120.3334851 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans2001.0004533 Carolina210.6676758 Atlanta020.0003361 Tampa Bay020.0003769 North WLTPctPFPA Detroit210.6677250 Chicago210.6678478 Green Bay120.3332941 Minnesota020.0002947 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle3001.0008830 Arizona2001.000297 San Francisco110.5002123 St. Louis020.0002646 ___ Thursdays Games Detroit 40, New England 9 Carolina 34, Baltimore 27 Fridays Games Seattle 17, Green Bay 10 Chicago 34, Oakland 26 Saturdays Games Buffalo at Washington, late Cleveland at Indianapolis, late N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, late Kansas City at Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia at Jacksonville, late Tampa Bay at Miami, late St. Louis at Denver, late Cincinnati at Dallas, late Atlanta at Tennessee, late San Diego at Arizona, late Sundays Games New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Chicago198.704 Atlanta 1410.5833.5 Washington1315.4646.5 Indiana 1214.4626.5 New York1016.3858.5 Connecticut718.28011WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Minnesota197.731 Los Angeles188.6921 Phoenix1413.5195.5 Seattle 1313.5006 San Antonio917.34610 Tulsa 918.33310.5 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursdays Games Minnesota 91, Connecticut 77 Fridays Games Washington 74, Atlanta 64 Tulsa 73, San Antonio 67 Chicago 82, New York 64 Seattle 81, Phoenix 73 Saturdays Games Indiana at Minnesota, late Chicago at Atlanta, late Sundays Games Seattle at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. New York at Connecticut, 5 p.m. Tulsa at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League LOS ANGELES ANGELSRecalled RHP Cory Rasmus from Salt Lake (PCL). Designated RHP Billy Buckner for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAcquired C Kurt Suzuki from Washington for RHP Dakota Bacus. TAMPA BAY RAYSAcquired OF David DeJesus from Washington for a player to be named or cash. TEXAS RANGERSSent RHP Neil Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs to complete an earlier trade. National League ATLANTA BRAVESPurchased RHP Freddy Garcia from Baltimore and assigned him to Gwinnett (IL). Placed RHP Brandon Beachy on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Todd Cunningham from Gwinnett. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSPlaced RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day DL. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 22. Recalled RHP Carlos Martinez from Memphis (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALSRecalled C Jhonatan Solano and LHP Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse (IL).FOOTBALLNational Football League NEW YORK JETSSigned OT Jason Smith. Released C Scott Wedige. Removed WR Santonio Holmes from the PUP list and placed him on the active roster. Released WR Marcus Davis with an injury settlement. PITTSBURGH STEELERSAcquired RB Felix Jones from Philadelphia for LB Adrian Robinson.COLLEGEAPPALACHIAN STATESuspended sophomore WR Sean Price indefinitely for violating the team rules and junior QB Kalik Barnes indefinitely for a violation of NCAA rules. PITTSBURGHReleased freshman QB TraVon Chapman from his scholarship. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Volleyball at Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Moore Haven,7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Girls Golf at Bartow,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lakeland,Sun N Lake,4 p.m.; Swimming at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Lakeland,3:30 p.m.; GirlsGolf at Lady Maverick Invite,8 a.m.; Swimming hosts Invite,5:30 p.m. SFSC TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Warner University,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Volleyball at Indian River Tri-Match,vs.Lake Sumter,1 p.m.,vs.Indian River,3 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: JV Football at Sebring,7 p.m.; Volleyball at All Saints Academy,7 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Ft.Meade,River Greens,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf,vs.Lake Wales,River Greens,4 p.m.; Swimming at Sebring Invite,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Frostproof,7 p.m. M A J O R L E A G U E L A C R O S S E S U N D A Y 3 p m Title Game Teams TBA . . . . . E S P N 2 H I G H S C H O O L F O O T B A L L S U N D A Y N o o n Beech (TN) at Station Camp (TN) . . E S P N 2 3 p m American Heritage at Cypress Bay . . E S P N B A S E B A L L S U N D A Y 1 1 a m Little League World Series, Consolation. E S P N 3 p m Little League World Series, Championship A B C M L B S U N D A Y 1 : 3 0 p m N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . S U N 2 p m Atlanta at St. Louis . . . . . . . . . T B S 4 p m Chicago Cubs at San Diego . . . . . W G N 8 p m Boston at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . . . E S P N T U E S D A Y 7 p m L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay . . . . . . S U N 1 0 p m Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers . . . . W G N Times, games, channels all subject to change M L S S U N D A Y 1 0 p m Portland at Seattle . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 T E N N I S M O N D A Y 1 p m U.S. Open, First Round . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m U.S. Open, First Round . . . . . . E S P N 2 T U E S D A Y 1 p m U.S. Open, First Round . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 p m U.S. Open, First Round . . . . . . E S P N 2 G O L F S U N D A Y N o o n PGA The Barclays . . . . . . . . G O L F 2 p m PGA Cox Classic . . . . . . . . G O L F 2 p m PGA The Barclays . . . . . . . . C B S 4 p m LPGA Canadian Womens Open . . G O L F 7 p m PGA Boeing Classic . . . . . . . G O L F S O F T B A L L S U N D A Y 5 p m National Pro Fastpitch Final . . . . E S P N 2 N F L P R E S E A S O N S U N D A Y 4 p m New Orleans at Houston . . . . . . F O X 8 p m Minnesota at San Francisco . . . . . N B C LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Transactions NFL Preseason Page B2 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page B3 THE AMERICAN FISHERMAN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports now open; 0 0 0 3 1 8 3 7 wells new 6x10.5 color00031898 The Devils inched back i nto the lead, but some s trong Bulldog hitting comb ined with a few more Avon P ark mistakes cropping up, s ent Frostproof on a run that p ut them up 16-13. From there it was a nailb iting back and forth with neither team able to extend their lead to more than two before the other would come back, tie it and take the lead back. Tied again at 23-apiece, however, and the Devils made the last push with the final two points to seal the deal. Well be all right, Wirries said after. This is a good group of girls that Ive known and coached for a while now. Now its time to get the season started. Avon Park next takes the court Thursday at All Saints Academy before returning home Tueday, Sept. 3 to face new district opponent McKeel Academy. Continued from B1 A P ends preseason with a win Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Red Devil Alexis Williams reaches to get this dig as Libero Maria Tataris looks on in T hursdays win over Frostproof. Dan Hoehne News-Sun Left: Bella Carabello stretches to reach this ball before a full house in Thursdays Sebring Preseason Tournament finale. Right: With the crowd intently looking on, Jacalyn Baldwin calmly readies to swat a serve. Double Dragon
tory over the Streaks 25-16. The Streaks started off with the lead in the second set thanks to a kill and ace by Hinkle. Lake Placids Jacalyn Baldwin served an ace to put the Dragons on the scoreboard. The whole second set was a complete nail-biter with the points going back and forth all the way to the very end. The Green Dragons defense at the net was almost impenetrable with three assisted blocks all at critical momentum shifts of the set. Akill by of Lake Placid tied the score up at 22. One of three assisted blocks by Lake Placid put them up 23-22, but a Gotsch kill tied the score yet again at 23. Hinkle for Sebring went back to serve, but not before a Lake Placid timeout. The timeout did not ice Hinkle as she served an ace to close the second set with a Sebring win, 25-23. With the series tied 1-1, the intensity level rose in the gym another notch. The third set was chock full of aces and kills by both sides. Akill by the Green Dragons Breauna Corley started off the set. Whittington and Webb retaliated with an assisted block to turn over the side. Atip by Kylie Bowers put the Streaks up 8-3, but Lake Placid soon gained possession and went on a short run, shortening the lead 12-9. The Blue Streaks sided out with a tip by OHern bringing the momentum back into their hands. For the next few points, Sebring was able to maintain a three-point lead. Atimeout was called by Lake Placid head coach Charlotte Bauder to try and stop the Streaks from digging closer and closer to another win; but the Streaks kept the power and went on to finish the third set with a Hinkle kill ending in 25-21. Now the Streaks were up 2-1 in the series. In order to have a chance to take the whole match, the Green Dragons needed to steal this set from the Streaks. This set was extremely similar to the third set with the back and forth scoring pattern. Former Blue Streak Bella Carabello had a kill shot that put Lake Placid up 4-3, but Hinkle had a kill to side out and tie the score. The next two points were by both Sebring and Lake Placid to tie it back up again. Gotsch took her skills to the net in a joust against Caraballo and came out on top tying the score at 10. For the next seven points, the lead shifted between the two teams. Bauder called a timeout while down 17-15. Sebring did not slow their roll causing Lake Placid to call their second timeout down 20-16. Within the next few points the Lady Dragons put the Streaks on their heels a little putting the difference at two. Akill by Hinkle put the Blue Streaks one point away from ending the set; and more importantly the match. Still fighting, the Green Dragons were able to side out and score two more points bringing the score to 24-23. Amissed serve by Lake Placid ended the score and game at 25-23. It was a good exciting match, Bauder said. Very intense on both sides of the net. The teams were extremely competitive and everyone played really well. The only thing that hurt us was our 13 missed serves, she added. The games we lost were by 2 and 3 points. Could have been the difference between the win or the loss. That was a key to the match on the other side of the net as well. Our serve receive was absolutely flawless, Sinness said. Lake Placid had very few aces on us. And the girls didnt quit. Especially getting down by so much in the first game. The Streaks travel to Frostproof on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs again while the Dragons travel to Okeechobee Tuesday to face the Lady Brahmans. Special to the News-SunThere is one remaining S aturday outing in August f or the Sebring Kayak Tours. Aug. 31, 10 a.m. Peace River We will meet and launch f rom Brownville Park north o f Arcadia and paddle down t o the public boat ramp off o f Hwy 70. This is a full day (4-5 hr) p addle downstream with a f airly swift current. Be prepared to stay in the k ayak for the entire trip as h igh water levels may not a llow us to get out. Pack a lite lunch that you c an eat while traveling. All trips are $39 per pers on (single or tandem kayak) a nd includes kayak, equipm ent, tour fee and shuttle Cost is $10 per person for t hose bringing their own k ayak (except Lake Jackson trip) which includes tour fee and shuttle All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email at least 24 hours prior to trip. Kayaking is a water activity, you will get wet so dress appropriately. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. We do not typically cancel tours due to rain unless we encounter dangerous weather such as thunder/lightning. Page B4 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/25/13; 0 0 0 3 1 8 5 1 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/25/13; 0 0 0 3 1 8 5 4 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 2 6 4 0 0 Sebring Kayak Tours one more August outing Continued from B1 Sebring wins county battle Dan Hoehne/News-S un Sebrings Caylin Webb goes up for a kill as Lake Placids Andrea Barajas looks to make a block. Clearly the future of the D ragon football team is b right with boys like these a lready showing so much p otential. With the scoreboard back t o 0-0, it was the varsitys t urn to show off their skills. Quarterback Robert W alton started the game off r ight with a 25-yard run into B rahman territory, giving f ans an optimistic outlook on t he game to come. The Dragon offenses run d idnt last long, with the ball b eing turned over on downs. It didnt take the B rahmans too long to reach t he end zone when O keechobee quarterback C ory Surls connected with G .W. Jarriel at the 4:47 mark i n the second quarter, maki ng the score 8-0 after the t wo point conversion. The game seemed to reach a standstill in the last minu tes of the second quarter, w ith both sidesdefenses h olding strong. Lake Placids Malachi M cLean played a big part in t he Dragonsdefense Friday n ight, making numerous g ame-changing tackles. Hes smart and unders tands the game, said head c oach Jason Holden. We f eel like hes our best defens ive player, so thats why we p ut him at middle linebacker. When the third quarter rolled around, the rain started and so did the action. McLean made an interception at the 3:45 mark, giving the Dragons the opportunity they had been waiting for to get on the scoreboard. Runs by Nick Tuason, Jerry Fields and Marquavein Copeland got the ball down to the Brahman 8 yard line. But the Dragons came up short, and the Brahmans got the ball deep in their own end. Another attempt by the Dragons to reach the end zone took place in the fourth quarter. More runs by Copeland and Fields got the boys almost to the 50 yard line. With less than five minutes left in the game, a combination of plays involving a throw by Walton to Tuason and then another pass off to Tuason brought the Dragons down to the 35. Their dreams were shortlived when the Brahmans intercepted the ball at the 20. Even if the final score didnt show it, the Dragons truly showed their talent on the field Friday night. Our effort was outstanding, but our execution has to get a lot better, said Holden. The season looks bright, with both offense and defense looking strong. Next Fridays game is at Celebration, where the Dragons will go face-to-face with the Storm. Continued from B1 LP holds own against Okee Dan Hoehne/News-Sun Malachi McLean wraps up Okeechobee running back Drayton Billie Friday night as the Lake Placid defense looked impressive against Okeechobee. a failed two point conversion p ut the Streaks back on top o f the Panthers 12-6. Sebring ran the ball very w ell as Giovanni Jenkins a dvanced the ball up the field m ost of the night, and then A .J. Gayle got the job done w ith two rushing TDs and s uccessful extra-points in the s econd quarter ending the h alf on top 26-7. Gayle and the Blue Streaks w erent finished as the bruisi ng runner had another rushi ng touchdown in the third q uarter making it 33-7. Sebring also was getting t he job done on defense with n ot only giving up 7 points to M ulberry for the game, but a lso scoring points on anothe r fumble recovery, this one b y Jacquae Peart. That was then followed by a Mulberry safety which c ombined made the score 417 with eight minutes on the c lock in the third quarter. To close out the scoring in t he third, Willie Allen ran the b all in for another touchd own, and after another succ essful extra point the third quarter ended at 48-7. That was not all for the Streaks as they tacked on another seven points after Giovanni Jenkins rushed for the final touchdown and extra point kick of the night, ending the game at 55-7. We showed we can make plays on offense and have the playmakers to do it, Scott said. I was also real happy with the defense. The only score Mulberry got was on special teams, so our defense shut them out. Theres still a lot of work to do, some mental mistakes we need to clean up, he continued. But the guys were anxious to play somebody else after these weeks of practice, and they came out ready to play. The Blue Streaks will carry the confidence of this blowout into their next game against a tough Lake Highland Prep team. The Highlanders, coming off a close, 28-20 loss to Colonial in their preseason matchup, come to Firemens Field Friday with kick off scheduled for 7 p.m. Continued from B1 Streaks light up scoreboard Dan Hoehne/News-Sun While the offense certainly put up big numbers, the Sebring defense was awfully stingy as well Friday night, as this upending of a Mulberry runner shows.
By TAMARALUSH Associated PressWINTER HAVEN B oasting obscure characters a nd detailed story lines, seve ral new attractions opened a t theme parks this summer i n Central Florida. The new r ides and areas are much diff erent from those just a gene ration ago, when Dumbo t he Flying Elephant was cons idered high tech. These days, a ride involvi ng a simple, blue elephant j ust wont cut it. Take World of Chima at L egoland, for instance. The a ttraction is based on a Lego b uilding block play set and C artoon Network show a bout eight animal tribes, a c rocodile king, magical vehic les called Speedorz and a l ife force called Chi. There a re epic battles over the A ncient Pool of Chi, set in a l ushly landscaped tropical w orld. Or look at Universals T ransformers ride. It isnt j ust inspired by the toy and t he movie its a detailed, 3 -D, interactive battle b etween the Autobots and D ecepticons that has its own w ebsite. Even the straightforwards ounding Antarctica: Empire o f the Penguin ride at S eaWorld Orlando is about a p enguin hatchling who g rows up, leaves his mom, is c hased by a leopard seal t hrough a psychedelic-looki ng world and then reunited w ith his tribe of fellow b irds. Real, live penguins appear a t the end of the ride. When did fun become so c omplicated? Theme park consultants s ay attractions need to be m ore detailed in the age of v ideo games, smartphones a nd 3-D TVs. And of course, p arks arent just competing w ith home entertainment; t heyre competing against e ach other for gueststime a nd money, especially in the I -4 corridor, a busy highway t hat runs through the O rlando area. The rise of the I nternet means everyone is a c ritic several theme park f an blogs are devoted to diss ecting the geeky details of e ach new attraction. In the 1970s we could do q uite a bit in theme parks, s aid John Gerner, the managi ng director of Leisure B usiness Advisors LLC. Nowadays, its hard to prov ide a typical music show. T here just isnt that much of a thrill anymore. Attraction designers have a difficult job: They must p resent a story to guests of a ll ages, from all walks of l ife. Its got to be layered and i ts got to work on a number o f different levels, said Phil H ettema, a California-based t heme park designer. Its g ot to work on the kids, the a dults. Its pretty tricky. Y oure trying to convey a lot f or those who dont know it. Y ou have to give the newc omer enough clues. With an established story l ike Transformers, many p eople have seen the 1980s T Vcartoon, and many more t he movie franchise. So even i f Universals intense, dark r ide involves a new story or i s incredibly detailed, most p eople can follow the narrat ive. Same with Universals W izarding World of Harry P otter. Many of the visitors a re familiar with the story, e ither through J.K Rowlings b ooks or the blockbuster m ovies. Yet familiarity also h as its pitfalls for theme p ark designers: Rabid fans k now when a detail is out of p lace. Scott Thomas, Cartoon N etworks vice president of c onsumer marketing, says h es gotten emails from the under-10 set about inconsistencies and questions in the storyline for the Chima cartoon. Kids today have very high expectations, he said. And the storylines are very complex in kidsmedia today. Legoland worked with Cartoon Network writers and animators on the Chima attraction to sync details and distill the complex cartoon into basic elements. But they also recognized that not all guests have heard of Chima, said Candy Holland, senior creative director for the Legoland parent company Merlin Entertainment. So, for the uninitiated, designers used the queue line to tell the Chima story so people could be brought up to speed before boarding the water ride. Its a balance, Holland said. There are some people who may not yet be familiar with the Chima theme. Some people come to Legoland, maybe havent even played with Legos yet. And its a great opportunity for the parents to understand why their kids are living in, and obsessed with, the World of Chima. SeaWorld Orlandos Antarctica is a rarity in the attractions world: Its an entirely new story, not based on any movie, show, book or toy. It can be done if there are some other innate aspects to the story, said Gerner. Penguins as animal have innate appeal. Smaller and regional parks often have attractions with simpler concepts, but internationally, large parks are also going for the complicated narratives popping up in big parks here. Universals Transformers ride opened in Singapore before hitting the U.S., and a dark ride that opened in July at Lotte World, an enormous mall and entertainment complex in South Korea, revolves around a pack of dragons that descend on a castle. Riders must seek them out and encourage them to leave, said Hettema, who worked on the ride. It all comes down to narrative, theme park experts agree. As storytellers, we have to always be advocates for the guest, said Craig Hanna, owner and chief creative officer at the Burbank, Calif.-based Thinkwell Group. We have to make sure that whatever story were telling is easy for the guest to consume. Hanna, who worked on several attractions for Universal, including the Men in Black ride, said attraction designers put a lot of thought into plot and character. Attractions must be detailed and true to the story, he said, but not so detailed that theyre confusing. Theron Skees, who works in Orlando for Disneys creative corps, known as the imagineers, said the new and richly detailed themed areas in parks today are actually in line with what Walt Disney himself envisioned some six decades ago. Storytelling has to be relevant to the culture, he said. Imagineers at Disney create a backstory when they first develop a themed area, complete with a hierarchical narrative. No detail is too small to explore or discuss: lighting, architecture, sound, landscaping, costumes all in hopes of creating an emotional connection with the guest. Often, that backstory stays backstage, and guests never see or hear about the creative process. When Disney theme parks first opened in California in 1955, Western themed-stories were popular, and so was the resulting Frontierland attraction. These days, Skees said, people are well-traveled and knowledgeable about worldwide trends American kids are into Japanese anime, for instance and the parks reflect this. Were dealing with a more sophisticated audience who are more globally aware of storytelling and genres, he said. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page B5 chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; chamber page dummy; 0 0 0 3 1 8 5 8 Entertainment MC T Guests shoot water cannons on a ride in the World of Chima at Legoland in Winter Haven. The new section of the park opened this summer. Scott Thomas Cartoon Network vice presidentKids today have very high expectations. Complicated fun: Are theme parks going geeky?
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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The fastp aced timing, bold charact ers and witty dialogue of Lend Me a Tenor is remin iscent of the Marx Brothers a nd Frank Capra comedies o f the 1930s. The comedy r eturns to Highlands Little T heatre for a two-week run i n September. The story is set in a hotel i n 1934. The Cleveland O pera Company is having a g ala performance of the o pera Otello. It is the b iggest event in their history a nd they have invited Italian O pera star Tenor Tito M erelli, played by Bill F armer, to perform that e vening. Finally Tito arrives, a ccompanied by his hot-temp ered wife Maria (Jillian F ebres), who is jealous b ecause Tito flirts with other w omen. Unfortunately, Tito i s taken ill and will not be a ble to perform. The companys general m anager, Henry Saunders ( Pete Pollard), and his assist ant, Max (Trevor Long) d evise a plot to ensure that t he show will go on. A spiring singer Max will i mpersonate the great singer i n the role of Othello. M eanwhile, Saunders d aughter, Maggie (Erika W eaver), is the typical t eenager and will do anyt hing to get Tito to return h er adoration. Julia (Tammie Pollard), t he Opera Guild chairw oman, is very worried a bout the food being served a t the Gala and the fact that T ito cant make rehearsal. D iana (Amanda Mercer) the o pera companys diva, is d etermined to convince Tito t hat she should be singing in N ew York at the Met. The bellhop (Andy Basso), another Tito fan, is determined to meet him, even singing in Italian to impress him. Tito revives and suddenly there are two performers dressed as Othello, and the classic farce devices of mistaken identities and doorslamming ensues. The popular play, written by Ken Ludwig, is appropriate for teens and adults. The show runs for 10 performances Sept. 11-22. Evening performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth under 16 years old. The doors open one hour before the show starts. Subscription packages for the upcoming 2013-2014 Series are also available. The series includes Little Shop of Horrors (November), On Golden Pond (January), The Fox on the Fairway (March), The Wizard of Oz (July) and Bus Stop (September). Highlands Little Theatre offers both Full Season (all five shows) and Winter Triple Play (first three shows) packages. Highlands Little Theatre is in the Altvater Cultural Center at 356 West Center Ave. in Sebring. Tickets are available at the Box Office or by calling (863) 3822525. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and one hour before performances. Tickets may also be purchased online at HighlandsLittleTheatre.org/. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page B7 heartland biz spotlight; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, heartland biz spotlig; 0 0 0 3 1 4 4 8 Lend Me a Tenor coming to HLT Entertainment CROSSWORDSOLUTION
Page B8 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com P l a c e s t o W o r s h i p i s a p a i d a d v e r t i s e m e n t i n t h e N e w s S u n t h a t i s p u b l i s h e d F r i d a y a n d S u n d a y T o f i n d o u t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n h o w t o p l a c e a l i s t i n g i n t h i s d i r e c t o r y c a l l t h e N e w s S u n a t 3 8 5 6 1 5 5 e x t 5 9 6 A N G L I C A N N e w L i f e A n g l i c a n F e l l o w s h i p 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.A S S E M B L Y O F G O D C h r i s t F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h ( A s s e m b l y o f G o d ) 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. F i r s t A s s e m b l y o f G o d 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.B A P T I S T A v o n P a r k L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. B e t h a n y B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. F a i t h M i s s i o n a r y B a p t i s t C h u r c h off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. F e l l o w s h i p B a p t i s t C h u r c h 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 4534256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f A v o n P a r k 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth, 4:45 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 6 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Morning and evening services available at www.fbcap.net. Select Media, select Sermon Library, select Date. Call 453-6681 for details. In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e J o s e p h i n e 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L a k e P l a c i d Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com. Email: email@example.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h o f L o r i d a located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h S e b r i n g 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website www.fbsebring.com F l o r i d a A v e n u e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. I n d e p e n d e n t B a p t i s t C h u r c h 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, missionminded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. L e i s u r e L a k e s B a p t i s t C h u r c h 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 6990671 for more information. M a r a n a t h a B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. P a r k w a y F r e e W i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. S p a r t a R o a d B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Mark McDowell, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. S o u t h s i d e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( G A R B C ) 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-ofhearing. Office phone, 385-0752. S p r i n g L a k e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. S u n r i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( S B C ) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.C A T H O L I C O u r L a d y o f G r a c e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 595 E. Main St., AvonPark, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 9th and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. S t C a t h e r i n e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish office/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email, firstname.lastname@example.org; website, www.stcathe.com. School Office/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 385-7310; email email@example.com. School office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-0049; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 385-3993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 99:45 a.m. Sunday. Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. S t J a m e s C a t h o l i c C h u r c h 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m.C H R I S T I A N C o r n e r s t o n e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h (Saxon Hall)1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Bill Raymond, Preaching Minister. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Home Fellowship Group. For more information call 453-8929 or 449-0203. E a s t s i d e C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! S e b r i n g C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h ( D i s c i p l e s o f C h r i s t ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.C H R I S T I A N & M I S S I O N A R Y A L L I A N C E The A l l i a n c e C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.C H R I S T I A N S C I E N C E C h r i s t i a n S c i e n c e C h u r c h 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lessonsermons.C H U R C H O F B R E T H R E N C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.C H U R C H O F C H R I S T A v o n P a r k C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863-465-4636 or visit the website www.thelordsway.com/lakeplacidcofc/. S e b r i n g P a r k w a y C h u r c h o f C h r i s t 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. C H U R C H O F G O D C h u r c h o n t h e R i d g e Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.C H U R C H O F N A Z A R E N E F i r s t C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f A v o n P a r k P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. L a k e P l a c i d C h u r c h o f t h e N a z a r e n e o f L a k e P l a c i d 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 4461339. Pastor Tim Taylor.C H U R C H E S O F C H R I S T I N C H R I S T I A N U N I O N C o m m u n i t y B i b l e C h u r c h C h u r c h e s o f C h r i s t i n C h r i s t i a n U n i o n (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.PLACESTOWORSHIP S potifyMost streamed tracks 1. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC/Interscope) 2. Jay-Z, "Holy Grail" (Roc Nation) 3. Avicii, "Wake Me Up" (Universal) 4. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (RCA Records) 5. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) 6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us" (Macklemore) 7. Lorde, "Royals" (Republic Records) 8. Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound" (Capitol) 9. Bruno Mars, "Treasure" (Atlantic Records) 10. Katy Perry, "Roar" (Capitol) Most viral tracks 1. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page B9 E P I S C O P A L S t A g n e s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church office 385-7649, for more information. S t F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i A n g l i c a n E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Summer Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Holy Communion with healing service, 9 a.m. Thursday. St. Francis Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (863) 8403715.E V A N G E L I C A L F R E E C H U R C H O F A M E R I C A T h e C h u r c h o f t h e W a y E F C A 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Office Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org G R A C E B R E T H R E N G r a c e B r e t h r e n C h u r c h 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, primetimers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and AfterSchool Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org .I N D E P E N D E N T F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L W o r l d H a r v e s t a n d R e s t o r a t i o n M i n i s t r i e s (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. L U T H E R A N A t o n e m e n t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( E L C A ) 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader every Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the first Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the first Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h A v o n P a r k L C M S 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the four-way stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. F a i t h L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring Church phone: 385-7848 Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Summer Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:00 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. G o o d S h e p h e r d L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( A A L C ) A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n o f L u t h e r a n C h u r c h e s 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3852346. N e w L i f e E v a n g e l i c a l L u t h e r a n C h u r c h 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring.com R e s u r r e c t i o n L u t h e r a n C h u r c h E L C A 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Fragrance Free Service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. T r i n i t y L u t h e r a n C h u r c h L C M S 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. NonTraditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Preschool, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com .N O N D E N O M I N A T I O N A L B i b l e F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. C a l v a r y C h u r c h 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. C h r i s t i a n T r a i n i n g M i n i s t r i e s I n c on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, firstname.lastname@example.org. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com C r o s s r o a d s o f L i f e 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). G r a c e B i b l e C h u r c h 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org F a i t h C e n t e r W e s t M i n i s t r y Restoring Lives, Families &Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spiritfilled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church office, 385-1800 or 655-2748. H i g h l a n d s C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. N e w B e g i n n i n g s C h u r c h o f S e b r i n g worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. newbeginningschurchofsebring.com Begin your week with us. T h e L o r d s S e n t i n e l F e l l o w s h i p C h u r c h 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries.com. U n i o n C h u r c h 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org U n i t y L i f e E n r i c h m e n t C e n t r e new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail email@example.com. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. P R E S B Y T E R I A N C o v e n a n t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( P C A ) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 338722113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 3850107. Email: email@example.com, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Youth Group (middle school and high school age), 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. F i r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h A R P www.fpclp.com, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 9 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group 6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. S p r i n g L a k e P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h ( U S A ) 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarqspace.com.S E V E N T H D A Y A D V E N T I S T A v o n P a r k S e v e n t h d a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is www.discoverjesus.org S e b r i n g S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t C h u r c h 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.T H E C H U R C H O F L A T T E R D A Y S A I N T S T h e C h u r c h o f J e s u s C h r i s t o f L a t t e r D a y S a i n t s 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 78:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 811 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.T H E S A L V A T I O N A R M Y T h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y C e n t e r f o r W o r s h i p Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. F i r s t U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Devon Jarrett, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: www.fumcap.org. M e m o r i a l U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at www.memorialumc.com or call the church office at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 4650313. S t J o h n U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org S p r i n g L a k e U n i t e d M e t h o d i s t C h u r c h 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040.U N I T E D C H U R C H O F C H R I S T E m m a n u e l U n i t e d C h u r c h o f C h r i s t Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com. PLACESTOWORSHIP T he Lists C oncertsPollstars top tours Ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous weeks ranking is in parentheses. 1. (1) The Rolling Stones; $7,772,849; $345.49. 2. (New) Paul McCartney; $3,620,049; $131.27. 3. (2) Taylor Swift; $3,021,717; $86.51. 4. (3) Kenny Chesney; $2,246,701; $75.53. 5. (4) Fleetwood Mac; $1,427,403; $110.90. 6. (New) Phish; $1,391,413; $48.76. 7. (5) Justin Bieber; $1,267,409; $80.71. 8. (6) Dave Matthews Band; $1,134,333; $55.10. 9. (8) Bruno Mars; $1,029,608; $71.36. 10. (9) New Kids On The Block; $830,439; $65.06. 11. (New) Blake Shelton; $672,657; $32.24. 12. (10) Tim McGraw; $586,428; $38.25. 13. (11) Brad Paisley; $569,683; $36.13. 14. (New) Rascal Flatts; $567,025; $40.02. 15. (12) Carrie Underwood; $527,808; $70.00. Best-SellersWall Street Journal FICTION 1. Mistress by James Patterson, David Ellis (Little, Brown) 2. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 3. Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine Books) 4. Inferno by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 5. The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger (Amulet Books) 6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 7. Pete the Cat by James Dean (HarperCollins) 8. And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead) 9. Dork Diaries 6: Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) 10. First Sight by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) NONFICTION 1. 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There are areas in H ighlands County where you c an go and have scrub jays l and on your hands, arms a nd head. These intelligent, i nquisitive and friendly birds w ill eat right out of your h and. The scrub communit ies in Central Florida are r are and unique in that they a re the only place these r emarkable birds are found. W ithout the proper habitat, s crub jays are in serious dang er of extinction. Florida scrub jays ( Aphelocoma coerulescens) a re the only bird endemic to F lorida. They depend on v ast, open areas of healthy s crub communities. The u nusual vegetation that e xists in the scrub is vital to t hese brightly colored creat ures. The plants that grow i n these arid, sandy habitats a re usually stunted in growth d ue to the desert like condit ions. Most of the trees grow l ess than 10 feet tall and t here is little canopy cover w ith plenty of open ground. These conditions allow the s crub jay to have a good v iew of any approaching p redators. The oaks that g row in scrub provide the j ays with homes, nesting o pportunities and food. Scrub jays are omnivores a nd will eat small animals s uch as insects, frogs, turt les, lizards, eggs, and mice. T hey also enjoy acorns and v arious seeds. Scrub jays b ury acorns for the winter a nd those that are not eaten may germinate, giving rise to new oak trees in the habitat. These friendly, curious birds are vital for the regeneration of scrub. Their coloration is similar to that of the blue jay with a gray forehead and white throat. They do not have a crest upon their heads though and their wings and tail are blue while the legs and beak are black. They usually grow to be about a foot in length from head to tail. Scrub jays are very family oriented and extremely territorial. When they are disturbed, they get very anxious, upsetting their reproduction cycle. If allowed to relax within their habitats, parents of scrub jay fledglings will keep the young with them for several years. As the fledglings grow, they assist with the raising of their younger brothers and sisters. After a few years, they leave to find a mate of their own. Scrub jays mate for life and breeding pairs will establish a permanent territory of approximately 25 acres. If the remaining scrub habitats are to remain healthy enough to support these remarkable birds, fire is a necessary component. Years of fire suppression have resulted in many areas that once housed scrub jays to become undesirable territories for these creatures. If burned on a regular basis, the trees and underbrush in the community will remain at the desired height and food and shelter would be adequate for scrub jays. It is imperative that we not only protect the remaining scrub areas, but that they are managed in a way that the animals that live there can continue to survive. Scrub jays are currently listed as a threatened species by state and federal agencies. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Page B10 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 8/25/13; 0 0 0 3 1 8 5 0 HLT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; -; 0 0 0 3 1 8 8 4 r Florida scrub jays are very intelligent and friendly birds Photo by Hank Kowalski T he Florida scrub jay is known as a friendly, inquisitive bird and will sometimes eat from a persons hand. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess By DERRIK J. LANG APEntertainment WriterLOS ANGELES Ben A ffleck will don Batmans c ape and cowl. Warner Bros. announced T hursday that the 41-yearo ld actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the D ark Knight in a film bringi ng Batman and Superman t ogether. The studio said Affleck w ill star opposite 30-yearo ld Henry Cavill, who will r eprise his role as Superman f rom Man of Steel. The movie will also feat ure Man of Steel stars A my Adams as Lois Lane, L aurence Fishburne as Perry W hite and Diane Lane as M artha Kent. The big-screen DC C omics superhero mash-up w as first revealed by director Z ack Snyder at last months C omic-Con International in S an Diego. Snyder, who will direct t he sequel written by Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, said in a statement that Affleck will provide an interesting counter-balance to Cavills Clark Kent. (Affleck) has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne, said Snyder. I cant wait to work with him. Production on the as-yetuntitled film is expected to begin in 2014 for release July 17, 2015. It wont be Afflecks first time in superhero garb. He played a blind Marvel crime fighter in 2003s Daredevil and portrayed 1950s Superman actor George Reeves in 2006s Hollywoodland. Afflecks Argo, which he starred in and directed, won the Academy Award for best picture earlier this year. Christian Bale most recently played Batman in director Christopher Nolans Dark Knight trilogy. Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel Film set for 2015 release
DearAbby: My husband, Ray, and I have been together for eight years, married for one. He is a great husband who works hard, is responsible, healthy, and he does half the household chores. He also tries to stay in great shape. We have a lot in common. My only problem is how Ray shows his love for me. Ray says he expresses his love by doing what needs to be done repairs, yard work, grocery shopping, etc. I appreciate it, but it doesn't feel like love to me. Id like him to buy me flowers, send me handwritten notes, take me to romantic candlelit dinners, etc. I reciprocate by giving him back rubs, baking him his favorite pie and buying him small gifts. How can I get my husband to understand that it would be good for our marriage to give each other these extra acts of sweetness? We have talked about it, but he hasnt changed. Demonstrating Love in Washington, D.C. DearDemonstrating Love: You cant dictate how someone should express love. If the gestures youre looking for dont come naturally, it really is defeating the purpose to demand it. Many women would kill to have a husband who demonstrated his love by doing all the things your husband does. Unless Ray has suddenly changed since your wedding, this is the person he was all during your seven-year courtship. DearAbby: My husband and I are in our early 30s and both have fulltime jobs. Because of our busy work schedules and a general lack of desire to be parents, we have decided not to have children. We have nothing against kids, but we feel it isn't the best fit for our lifestyle. The problem is my mother. She has a small farm I was always told I would one day inherit and move back to. My degree is in agriculture, and my husband and I have been saving for this for some time. Mom now says unless we have a child to pass the farm onto, we cant have it. I am devastated about not being able to fulfill our dream and the pressure of my mother trying to force parenthood on us. I refuse to cave into her demand, but I'm not sure how to handle myself around her. Should I cut off contact until she stops badgering me? Should I just let her remarks go? I am sad and hurt to have been put in this position. Any advice? Corner in Ohio DearCornered: People who dont want to be parents usually dont make very good ones and to bring a child into the world in order to get your hands on your mothers farm would be unfair to the child. I see no reason to cut off your mother. When she raises this subject again (and she will), tell her that even if you had a baby to pass the farm onto, there is no guarantee the child would want it. DearAbby: I have read your column for years and like it. But now I think you must be a man. I still like the column, maybe even more, but you do seem like a man. Are you one? Or is Abby a committee? Curious in Tucson DearCurious: I heard a rumor years ago that Dear Abby was an overweight, unshaven, cigar-smoking man, but I assure you it isnt true. (Id sure like to know who started that one.) I write my own column, and this morning when I emerged from my shower and looked in the mirror, I was definitely female. I promise to keep you posted if anything changes. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 Page B11 Diversions/Puzzles F ORCEFIELDBy GAILGRABOWSKI ACROSS 1 "Nope" 4 Symbol on Vietnam's flag 8 Assertive comeback 12 Fixed expense 19 Denver-to-Chicago dir. 20 Gutter locale 21 In the neighborhood 22 Added up 23 Light for lovers? 26 Reddish-brown horses 27 "Close enough" 28 Agitated 30 Winslet of "Revolutionary Road" 31 They're often not seen on the beach 32 Alias user 33 Chef's creation 35 Grifter's plan 38 Philosophical subgroup 39 Coat with a "V" on it? 44 Ranch ending 45 Hot Springs National Park locale 48 Exist 49 Add staff 50 "OMG, skip the sordid details!" 51 D.C. regulars 52 Icky buildup 53 It's good when it's fair 55 2003 holiday film 58 Op-ed page apology? 62 Kid stuff? 63 MTV's owner 65 Enumerate 66 Pres. after JAG 67 Ltr.-bottom letters 68 Designer Saarinen 69 Docking places 71 Dried coconut meat 73 Kerry's home 76 IRA recommender 78 Memorable 1969 bride 79 Bit of deceit 80 Give 82 Musical shortcoming 84 Flinch at the drop of a hat? 87 "__-haw!" 88 2013, election-wise 90 Unkind comment 91 Roger of "Cheers" 93 Patriotic org. since 1890 94 Tissue additive 96 Soprano Marton 97 Private quarters? 101 Earlier 102 Astronaut's vacation spot? 105 Let off 106 Sub 108 Score notation for two singers 109 Actor Tommy __ Jones 110 Rush participant 111 Defunct govt. antisubversive group 113 Dispute decider 117 Tootsy cover 118 Shout during an attempted escape 121 Cruise destination for impulsive sorts? 123 Percussion set 124 Give out 125 Couple's pronoun 126 Protective pad 127 Victimizes 128 GPS suggestions 129 Picture of health? 130 Mini-albums, for short DOWN 1 Steamer sunk by a Uboat in 1941 2 One way alternative? 3 Socrates' undoing 4 Ships 5 Folded food 6 Greeting for Gaius 7 Food Network offerings 8 Kournikova of tennis 9 Doc's orders 10 Curing substance 11 Potato giant 12 NBA stats 13 Words of impatience 14 Gillette product 15 Bakery buys 16 Wipe out municipal coffers with a scam? 17 Wriggly swimmer 18 Text tweakers, for short 24 Handle in a pub 25 "The Cherry Orchard" daughter 29 Loaded 32 Jerk 34 Goggles and boots, say 36 Dangerous partner? 37 Ripply fabric 40 Soft touch 41 Blow one's top 42 Sci-fi warriors 43 Needle 46 NYC neighborhood above Houston Street 47 Depressed areas 52 Tie already tied 54 Airs 55 Night for celebration 56 Links concern 57 Satiric video of a backyard gathering? 59 Pancakes served with sour cream 60 Environmentalist's test site 61 Jutting lands 64 Patient's obligation 70 Underhanded course of action 71 '80s-'90s Olds models 72 More adept 74 Shad output 75 Meadow matriarch 77 Bailiwicks 79 Make, as a basket 81 Once-over giver 82 Signal silently 83 No longer a minor 85 Radio-active type? 86 Enraged 89 "Stand Up Guys" costar 92 Messiah 95 Andean country: Abbr. 97 "Song of the South" villain 98 Franc fraction 99 Football pad beneficiary 100 "__ of Philadelphia": Oscar-winning Springsteen song 103 More chilling 104 Cooking spread 107 Lightweight boxer? 110 Peter Rabbit sibling 112 Elated exclamations 114 Realty ad abbr. 115 He beat Arthur in the 1972 US Open 116 Vietnamese holidays 117 "Cleopatra" star, 1917 118 Lucas Oil competitor 119 French shooting match 120 Part of an hr. 122 Contemptible sort Solution on page B7 I appreciate how dentists teach us dental hygiene and care for us in our times of need. Yet, I presume they know most people dont like to come in and open wide. Acouple of months ago, I had to do just that. The sensitivity along my gum line had increased and I thought the dentist might be able to apply a sealant. However, my diagnosis was incorrect.I had a decayed tooth causing the problem. After close examination and for various reasons, the dentist recommended it be pulled.So, I set up my appointment. Acouple of hours before my appointment, our 8year-old grandson, Jonathon, called to visit with us. He and I have talked about courage quite often. I even made him a courage board with Bible verses and thoughts about courage. Its hanging prominently in his room and he loves it. One of the verses is Joshua 1: 9, NKJV, which says Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. So after a great phone visit that could have gone on longer, I told him that we needed to hang up because I had a dentist appointment.When I told him I had to have my tooth pulled, he said, Be brave Gramma. Thinking his Pop-Pop would b e able to stay on th e line while I wen t to the dentist, m y husband said, No, I have to go and hold Grammas hand. He responded, Now Gramma, be brave so Pop Pop doesnt have to hold your hand. He said he would pray for me and we hung up.But I took his voice, his heart and his prayers with me. I would be brav e. Its beautiful to see a child grow in faith so tha t he is giving out and not just taking in.Hes open about his fears, but he is learning to turn to God with those fears and trust Jesus is with him whereve r he is and whatever the cir cumstances. When I got to the dentist, a little 3-year-old gir l was playing in the waitin g room awaiting her turn to be seen while her mom ha d her teeth cleaned.She wa s very friendly, vocal and bubbly. Eventually, she asked me to read her a story. Did my heart beat a litt le faster as I took needles an d awaited the inevitable? Yes. But, through two pre cious children, the Lord had passed courage along to me. Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. Courage passed along Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro News Services Aries (March 21-April 2 0 ) Aries, you have some s hopping to do, but it is bett er if you space out your p urchases and conserve your f unds. Asurprise bill may p op up and catch you off g uard. Taurus (April 21-May 2 1) Taurus, recreational p lans may have to take a b ack seat to responsibilities a t work this week. Just when y ou thought you were done w ith all of your assignments, s ome extra work finds you. Gemini (May 22-June 2 1) Gemini, you may feel a s though you are alone this w eek. All it takes is a phone c all or email to have some c ompany if you feel the n eed. Dont hesitate to make a connection. Cancer(June 22-July 22) It may be difficult to get to t he heart of a matter that has m onopolized your time, C ancer. But some things will c ome to light soon enough if y ou remain patient. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) T here is no easy way out of a tricky situation involving s ome friends. You will end u p in hot water if you take o nes side over the other. T he best thing to do is r emain neutral. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, this week brings a c hance to get rid of old h abits that have been keepi ng you from putting your b est foot forward. Take a dvantage of this opportunit y. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, you are expected to l ead the way for others, even t hough you do not have all o f the answers. Dont worry, y ou work well under pressure and others will follow your lead. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Your career could be coming to a crossroads, Scorpio. Start networking now as much as possible so you are in a better position should you need to make a move. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, jump into something new if you feel like taking chances. Even if your leap of faith doesnt reap any rewards, you will feel better for having tried. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, you may end up getting blamed for something that isnt your fault. Bide your time and the truth will come out. Accept the apologies of those who were quick to blame. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, try not to overdo things when you are met with a burst of creative energy this week. You may start more projects than you can possibly handle. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, so much is going on this week that you will need to organize your thoughts and manage your time effectively. Youre up to the task. 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Page B12 News-SunSunday, August 25, 2013 www.newssun.com Living B YGREGORYCLAY M cClatchy-Tribune News Service n the 1960s, iconic UCLAbask etball coach John Wooden, the master of the national championship and the maxim, offered this inspirational message: Make each day your masterp iece. The date Aug. 28, 1963, was M artin Luther King Jr.s mast erpiece. Speaking from the s teps of the Lincoln Memorial t o a massive sea of humanity on t he National Mall, that was the d ay the world knew King had a d ream. At least 250,000 people a ttended the seminal March on W ashington for Jobs and F reedom, undoubtedly the most n oteworthy gathering of conc erned citizens, ministers, farme rs, bishops, politicians, college p residents, professionals, athl etes, rabbis, entertainers and c ommon folk in the history of t he United States. Black and white; rich and p oor; the religious and not; old a nd young. The cause was civil and econ omic rights as part of the antis egregation and pro-vote movem ent that was sweeping the c ountry. Many black citizens in m any parts of the United States w ere denied basic public a ccommodations as well as the r ight to vote especially in the S outh. So those who cared m arched on. Marlon Brando was there. Sidney Poitier was there. Charlton Heston was there. Lena Horne was there. Joan Baez was there. Bill Russell was there. Bob Dylan was there. Harry Belafonte was there. William Duvall was there. Duvall still lives in downt own Washington, only a few w alking blocks from the barber s hop he manages. He was 33 y ears old when he and his wife w ent to the Lincoln Memorial i n on that hot and humid A ugust day. Remember this was a time of drum-tight segregation i n the nations capital, when m any who made the trek were d enied hotel accommodations b ecause of race. People slept on the ground a t the Mall by the thousands, D uvall said, recalling t he vivid memory. We got there at 7 :30 or 8 o clock in the m orning. We l eft around 4 o clock. After Dr. K ing spoke last, p eople were crying. Duvall still maintains an e xtensive memorabilia collect ion from Aug. 28. Hes kept W ashington newspapers from t hat era wrapped in plastic. He p roudly shows off his pin-on b utton decal with the times tamped inscription: August 2 8, 1963 I Am a Civil Rights M archer Washington D.C. H is Johnson Publishing Co. m agazine focusing on the M arch is timeless, replete with p oignant black-and-white phot os. Now, why was there a M arch in the first place? The g enesis was Birmingham, Ala., a nd television. In May of 1963, p eaceful civil rights demonstrat ors suddenly became the targ ets of angry police batons. H igh-pressure firefighter water h oses repelled many protesters, r olling some down the streets a nd sidewalks like human bowli ng balls. The national media c onverged on the area with telev ision cameras running on overt ime. One of the most salient scenes w as a black male marchers shirt b eing ripped off by the clenched t eeth of a German shepherd p olice dog. Those horrific images circul ated on national news telecasts. A stunned nation was repulsed. K ings camp and Robert F. K ennedy, then this countrys A ttorney General, implored his r eluctant older brother, P resident John F. Kennedy, to a ct. And there was something e lse an issue not often disc ussed: communism and the C old War. Remember also that China a nd the Soviet Union were a ttacking the United States, c alling it a racist country. The countrys foreign policy also was being affected, said Robert Dallek, a presidential historian at Stanford Universitys Washington program. Think about it. The United States couldnt very well espouse human rights abroad when the civil rights of many of its own citizens were being repressed at home. So on June 11, 1963, President Kennedy asked the national TVnetworks for air time. Speaking from the Oval Office, he announced, I am, therefore, asking the Congress to enact legislation giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores and similar establishments. This seems to me to be an elementary right. Its denial is an arbitrary indignity that no American in 1963 should have to endure, but many do. King and his aides rejoiced at Kennedys address. It also was the impetus for action. To buttress support for Kennedys civil rights bill, they brainstormed. Then they gave the marching orders. Except there were two concerns: Apathy and violence. Would people nationwide make the journey to Washington? And if they did, would there be riots, as the Kennedy administration and Kings inner circle feared? The answers, respectively, were yes and no. With city police and fire departments, the National Guard and U.S. Army details at the ready just in case, the marchers traveled to Washington by bus, locomotive, car, airplane, foot and bicycle. And as Duvall explained, People came by mule trains, too. On Aug. 28, opera star Camilla Williams was asked to sing the national anthem because, ironically, the morefamous Marian Anderson was entangled in a traffic jam. After Archbishop Patrick OBoyle delivered the invocation, the father/coordinator of the March, A. Philip Randolph, issued opening remarks. Then Rev. Eugene Carson Blake spoke, followed by Rabbi Uri Miller, who led the gathered masses in prayer. Thats when a cavalcade of 10 main speakers approached the lectern, led by John Lewis, then chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the only surviving speaker to this day. But most of the attendees were awaiting the main event King. Kings speech was about more than I Have a Dream. He also spoke of conciliation, civility and contemplation, and not painting certain groups with a broad brush. King enunciated: We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meetin g physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have com e to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We can not walk alone. The massive crowd, many of whom were soaking their tired and aching feet in the Malls Reflecting Pool, had waited for Kings fireworks; he hit the high note with unparalleled delivery. After King spoke, we thought the discrimination and segregation and prejudice we went through as a people wou ld end. We thought the March would eliminate it immediately, Duvall said. It didnt happen that way. But it gave us so much hope. For all the fears King, his aides and Kennedy harbored regarding potential violence, they were allayed by the unmi tigated success of the March. I dont even think anybody got arrested, Duvall said. The people were so upbeat and jovial. On Nov. 22, 1963, Kenned y was assassinated in Dallas. But his civil rights bill ultimately was passed when his successor, a persistent deal-making President Lyndon Johnson, rammed it through Congress as the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. But his memory and spirit live on as Washingto n pays homage to him in multiple ways. The King Memorial on the Mall, in short walking distance from the Lincoln Memorial, was dedicated on Oct. 16, 201 1. Kings last Sunday sermon was March 31, 1968, at the Washington National Cathedral. If you stroll down the left side of the main hall of the cathedral, youll find a mini-sculpture of a replica pulpit emblazoned into an arch with the inscription: I Have a Dream. Four million people visit th e Lincoln Memorial every year, according to a D.C. Mall park ranger. It is by far the most visited monument or memorial in the nations capital. Walk up 68 steps from the base of the Reflecting Pool to the platform area comprised of Massachusetts granite. Arectangular inscription on one of those granite blocks reads: I Have a Dream, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Thats where King stood, 5 0 years ago, as a non-violent, non-partisan, non-denominational, all inclusive movement gained unstoppable momentum Remember this closing maxim from coach Wooden: It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.PHOTO COURTESYOF ZAID AL-TIMIMIWilliam Duvall holds a commemorative magazine and wears a button from his March on Washington memorablia collection in his Washington, D.C., home. Duvall, 83, attended the landmark civil rights protest in 1963. LIBRARYOF CONGRESSCrowds gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial, above, and cool their feet in the Reflecting Pool, right, during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.LIBRARYOF CONGRESS WILLIAM J. SCOTTJR./MC T Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous I Have a Dream speech, Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Wash ington, D.C., during the March on Washington. Other notables in the photo include Sen. William Proxmire (directly below King on steps); Bayard R ustin, with glass